It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup. Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a fixture of North Country Politics says he won’t seek re-election next year due to health reasons. A Legislative committee opens an ethics investigation into a former Senate President and the Granite State goes crazy once again…as the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. We'll look at the top stories of the week of October 28th!
Among other news this week, Granite Staters continue to feel the strain from the partial Federal government shutdown, the special commission studying Medicaid expansion recommends a plan to go forward,a deal is struck to sell granite state wind power to the bay state, and Portsmouth debates the merits of a man-made ice rink at Strawbery Banke.
It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup! The Federal Government Shutdown shows up in the Granite State, with lots of questions about short and long-term impacts. New Hampshire experiences the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplaces. And Granite State equestrians protest proposed new rules about how and where they can ride. We look at New Hampshire news stories that Granite Staters are talking about for the week of September 30th.
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy heard from Granite Staters in packed public hearings on the Northern Pass project, former first district Congressman Republican Frank Guinta said he wants his old seat back from Carol Shea-Porter, and a beloved tradition turns tragic, with the deaths of two cyclists during the 40th annual Seacoast Century ride.
State senators grill Anthem officials, as the state’s biggest insurer rolls out its new health insurance exchange product. New census numbers show New Hampshire has the nation’s lowest poverty rate at eight point one percent. And, the Granite State joins the Bay State in a lawsuit over new federal fishing regulations.
This week, the Medicaid expansion commission wrapped up phase one of its work, looking at an alternative based much more on private markets. Also, towns across New Hampshire paused to remember the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, and the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold snowy winter for The Granite State.
At the state Senate, Chuck Morse is officially in as President, while Jeb Bradley ends speculation he’ll run for statewide office. The Northern Pass Project makes its case in new territory, with a public meeting in Concord. And New Hampshire home prices continue to rise, up twenty-three percent over last year. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of September 2nd.
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is shutting down, by the end of twenty fourteen after years of legal battles with the state. In New Hampshire, Health care providers turn out in force in favor Medicaid Expansion and at the Statehouse, support solidifies for a new Senate President, Republican Chuck Morse. We'll look at those and other Granite State stories that made the headlines for the week of August 26th.
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