New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has vetoed a bill that would require the Legislature's fiscal committee to approve all collective bargaining agreements entered into by the state.
Under the current system, the executive branch has negotiated contracts between public employers and employees, while the Legislature decides through the budget process how much money is to be spent on personnel, wages and benefits.
One of the state’s largest public unions, the State Employees Association, endorsed democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley on Monday.
SEA President Diana Lacey cites Cilley’s refusal to take the state pledge against new broad-based taxes and her commitment to collaborative leadership as the most significant factors in the union’s decision.
“It wasn’t just the pledge. It’s the manner in which we anticipate Jackie will lead.”
On Monday, the Legislative Joint Financial Committee will meet to approve emergency funds to keep New Hampshire's poison control center running for the next year. Without the funds, on July 1, poison control won't be available to New Hampshire residents anymore.
As the last of the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan return to their native New Hampshire, about one third will retire from the military for medical reasons. That means they’re likely to face one of their toughest battles yet as they search for meaningful employment.
Governor Lynch has vetoed a bill banning so-called “partial birth abortions.” The bill was the only anti-abortion bill that made it through the legislature this session.
Late term abortions, also known as partial birth abortions, are already outlawed under federal law. But according the Governor’s spokesman Colin Manning, the Governor was concerned by a provision that would require a second opinion before a woman could receive the procedure even if her life were threatened by the pregnancy.
Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, toxins, drugs, or heavy alcohol use. Hepatitis also refers specifically to the viral infections that cause inflammation of the liver; hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. The most common hepatitis viruses are A, B, and C. Vaccines for hepatitis A and B have been part of routine childhood vaccinations since the mid 1990s.