Governor John Lynch promises to veto any bill that would allow casinos or similar forms of gambling in the state.
Governor Lynch struck preemptively. In a letter to the Republican leaders in the House and Senate, he said more gambling would increase social service costs and, with casinos likely to come to Massachusetts, fail to raise as much revenue as backers predict.
The governor’s spokesman, Colin Manning said furthermore, any expansion will lead to proliferation.
In the wake of recent power outages after a freak snow storm, Public Service of New Hampshire is defending the quality of its distribution grid. The electric utility says there are no perfect solutions.
Top state and federal officials have called for public hearings on the factors that left hundreds of thousands of customers without power. PSNH President Gary Long says he welcomes those hearings. Long says the power company has invested heavily in its network of poles and wires and the system has never been stronger.
The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that names and individual pension amounts are public information. The ruling opens the door for media to scrutinize how much former public workers collect in retirement.
About 18 months ago, the Union Leader asked to see the names and payouts to the 500 individuals with the highest pensions.
Citing vague language in the Right-to-Know law, the New Hampshire Retirement System declined to hand over the documents.