Weekly N.H. News Roundup: June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

N.H. House and Senate negotiators reach a deal on the $11.7 billion budget this week but the spending plan is facing pushback from both sides of the aisle ahead of next week's full vote. At a hearing on the Northern Pass project, opponents show up in force. And bears continue to make news in the Granite State. 


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  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

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State budget moves forward.

Democrats say anti-spending provision on abortion a “deal-breaker”  http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/On-state-budget-Dems-say-abortion-vote-a-deal-breaker-06132017

Lawmakers appeal to Freedom Caucus http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/Lawmakers-move-closer-to-state-budget-appealing-to-Freedom-Caucus-group-06132017

Conference committee agrees on state budget http://www.concordmonitor.com/conference-committee-agrees-on-state-budget-10711626

House, Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on $11.7 Billion State Budget http://nhpr.org/post/house-senate-negotiators-reach-deal-117-billion-state-budget

Women’s prison, not moving forward?

http://www.concordmonitor.com/womens-prison-in-concord-faces-further-delay-10705696

DHHS and state officials examining Hope for NH Recovery.

Hope for NH Recovery center plagued by complaints:  http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-largest-drug-recovery-organization-faces-allegations-verbal-abuse-dysfunction

DHHS investigates: http://nhpr.org/post/sununu-asks-dhhs-ag-examine-allegations-against-hope-new-hampshire-recovery#stream/0

Hope for NH Recovery responds: https://manchesterinklink.com/hope-nh-responds-inaccurate-statements-nhpr-story/

Governor Sununu goes to D.C., takes issue w/Congressional delegation.

http://www.unionleader.com/politics/sununu-expedite-federal-permits-for-infrastructure-projects-20170611

http://www.wmur.com/article/sununu-charges-nh-congressional-delegation-more-concerned-about-headlines-than-helping-state/10017051

Gov. Sununu signs bill addressing mental-health/DCYF issues: http://nhpr.org/post/sununu-mental-health-advocates-celebrate-bill-signing

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen grills Deputy AG in DC. http://www.concordmonitor.com/Shaheen-asks-Deputy-AG-if-he-would-fire-Mueller-10682089

Republican State Senator Andy Sanborn to run for U.S. House http://www.unionleader.com/politics/sanborn-announces-run-for-congress-20170613

Hearings, hearings:

Northern Pass, first of three public hearings http://www.unionleader.com/energy/speakers-lining-up-to-blast-northern-pass--20170613

Public hearing set for Sununu’s N.H. Supreme Court, Circuit Court, DES nominees http://www.concordmonitor.com/sununu-nominees-to-get-hearings-on-bobbie-hantz-and-bob-scott-10661030

Bears, bears.

Artist Cited for Feeding Bears http://www.unionleader.com/animals/cited-for-feeding-bears-artist-says-nh-officials-should-re-think-strategy--20170616

Bears attracted to Bike Week dumpster aroma make unwelcome parking lot appearance http://www.unionleader.com/public-safety/bears-attracted-to-bike-week-aroma-make-unwelcome-parking-lot-appearance-20170613