The State Senate prepares to elect a new president, after Peter Bragdon said he’d step aside amid controversy over a possible conflict of interest. The first mosquitoes with Triple-E have been confirmed in the Granite State, and the Queen City prepares for 200 new refugees, one year after a proposed moratorium on resettlements. We'll look at the stories that topped the Granite State headlines for the week of August 19th.
The Exeter hospital worker charged with infecting more than thirty patients with Hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital, pleads guilty in federal court. Senate President Peter Bragdon takes a new high-profile job, while saying he'll keeping his leadership post. A fatal shooting at a YWCA raises questions about parental rights and security and Keene loses a long-time politician. We’ll cover the big stories of the week.
It’s our Friday New Hampshire New Roundup! Yes it’s early, but conversation is already swirling around possible candidates for next fall’s elections. Meanwhile, another grocery chain, “top and Shop announces closures in New Hampshire, leading to hundreds of layoffs.. And a Concord mom makes headlines, over whether she has the right to pray outside her teen's high school. We'll look at the big stories of the week!
New Hampshire number crunchers celebrate as the Granite State ends its fiscal year, forty eight million dollars above expectation, house and condo sales have reached an eight year high, while our food banks seem to be running out. House republicans rank their representatives giving six a perfect score, while a high amount of rainfall creates imperfect conditions at local beaches.
Governor Maggie Hassan signs a few handful of bills into law, including one for medical marijuana and one establishing a state energy strategy. The battle over Medicaid expansion continues with a study panel weighing the pros and cons of accepting federal money for this program. Some new and some more familiar names are considering runs for Congress and Senate in 2014 and a UNH Recycling program goes national. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of July 22nd
A special commission begins delving into the details of Medicaid expansion; the Northern Pass Project blankets state households with brochures touting a new route for its controversial hydropower plan; and state safety officials issue warnings about dangerous, rain-swollen waterways after a record number of drownings already this summer. We look at the top stories of the week.
Jeff Feingold: Editor of NH Business Review's print and on-line editions.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords visits the Granite State in support of stricter gun laws, a commission was launched to study the possible expansion of Medicaid in the state; A law was passed raising the speed limit to 70 on parts of Interstate 93 and NBC news delivers a mea culpa after a recent story they did leaves New Hampshire off the map . We’ll look at the stories that topped the headlines for the last two weeks.
This week the legislature gave near unanimous approval to a ten point seven billion dollar state budget. Lawmakers also approved medical marijuana, as well as changes to the state’s year-old Voter ID law. Same-sex couples celebrate two recent decisions of the Supreme Court. Hesser College gets a new name and a sister-city deal between Portsmouth and Santacangelo, Italy falls apart. We'll look at the stories that made news for the week of June 24th.
Lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on the biennial budget, but whether or not that includes Medicare expansion as been tabled until October. They also appear to have found middle ground on medical marijuana and a women's prison. A gathering against gun violence gets rowdy and ends with police and a taser. And dodge ball gets a second chance in one New Hampshire school district. We'll look at the big New Hampshire stories of the week of June 17th.
It's been another busy week for New Hampshire news. As lawmakers work to finalize the state budget, the issue of whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has become a major sticking point. The House and Senate try to find compromise over the Voter ID and Medical Marijuana bills. The Union Leader prints its last newspaper in its Manchester plant and the horse race is getting larger as more Granite Staters begin to announce that they'll be candidates in races from Governor to Manchester Mayor. We'll look at the top stories for the week of June 10th.
The biennial June Budget dance begins, as the State Senate passes its plan, it’ll have to resolve differences with the House and Governor. Also: a possible breakthrough in a long stalemate, between New Hampshire hospitals and the state over Medicaid managed care. A new group launches anti-Obamacare ads in the Granite State and the potato becomes our new state vegetable. We'll look at the top NH stories for the week of June 3, 2013.
The Republican-led State Senate gets closer to a final budget, while carving out a deeper divide with House Democrats. Also, new challenges for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in the Granite State. And a makeover for the Hooksett I-93 rest areas as a well-known New Hampshire restaurateur gets the bid.
Norma Love, Statehouse reporter for The Associated Press.
Josh Rogers, NHPR’s statehouse reporter, and senior political reporter and editor.
The House has spoken on expanded gambling…voting “no” on a casino bill that was a huge priority for the Senate and the Governor. Meanwhile, Senators crunched their budget numbers, and debated the House’s proposal to raise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes. And a University of New Hampshire logo re-design…has some UNH students upset.
Dean Spiliotes – Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com
A pivotal vote in the House this week on expanded gambling as a super-committee advises the full house to vote “no”. Also, how big is that budget hole? Depends on who you ask: the State Senate says more than $160 million. And, yes, it’s early, but there’s already a plethora of presidential polls for 2016.