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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- Allie Morris - State House Reporter for the Concord Monitor .
- 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?
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
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.
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
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
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