Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown released a trove of personal financial information Friday, including eight years of state and federal tax returns and a financial disclosure statement that showed before-tax income of more than $900,000 since the former Massachusetts senator left office in January 2013.
Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that barred New Hampshire from disclosing the names of lottery winners.
Hassan said current law recognizes winners' privacy by not requiring disclosure of their names proactively, but she said barring disclosure in all instances weakened public oversight and could lead to corruption.
Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein wants state election officials to rule on whether he meets the residency requirements to hold the office.
Immediately after filing paperwork to officially launch his candidacy against Gov. Maggie Hassan in Concord on Wednesday, Havenstein submitted a petition to the state Ballot Law Commission, asking for an expedited hearing on the residency issue.
This week All Things Considered has been looking back at some of the major legislative debates this session at the New Hampshire statehouse.
The Medicaid Enhancement Tax usually flies under the radar in New Hampshire: it’s complicated, boring on the surface and, as far as taxes go, pretty narrowly applied.
But the MET, as it's called, has major implications for the state budget and the state’s 26 hospitals. And debate over how to fix the MET gained plenty of attention this year, becoming one of the biggest policy issues lawmakers took on in 2014.
This week All Things Considered is looking at the key bills at the statehouse this year – which passed, which didn’t, and why.
Proponents of repealing New Hampshire's death penalty law had new allies this year, including Governor Maggie Hassan, who promised to sign a repeal measure as long as it didn't affect the sentence of Michael Addison, the state's lone death row inmate.
The State House approved a repeal measure, but the Senate deadlocked 12-12 over the bill and ultimately laid it on the table.
All Things Considered is looking at some of the key bills of the 2014 legislative session – and how they ended up passing or failing to pass.
This year's casino debate may have seen some new lines of argument, but the outcome was the same as in years past: casino proposals won support in the State Senate, but came up short in the State House.
Reporter Norma Love of the Associated Press explains the dynamic behind this year's casino debate to NHPR's Brady Carlson.
New Hampshire lawmakers have passed legislation that includes household pets in orders designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
Wednesday's vote sent the bill to the governor. It expands the orders to include pets in cases involving stalking and domestic violence. The bill would allow judges to grant custody of any domestic pets or farm animals to the victim and issue an order barring the abuser from harming or disposing of the animal.
Supporters argue abusers sometimes take their anger out on a pet or attempt to intimidate victims by targeting a pet.
As he filed for office, Scott Brown said he was focused on the issues that matter.
“And what matters right now is making sure that people are getting a good value for their dollars and they are not paying an exorbitant amount of many for their health care, and their medical care, obviously, and their energy prices.”