Mar 17, 2015

House budget writers are proposing a $41 million cut to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

"There's a tremendous amount of mismanagement in that particular department, and all we're doing by giving them more money is allowing them to continue to mismanage and waste money," said Rep. Steve Stepanek (R).

Aug 19, 2015

The Northern Pass transmission line project has announced a new route that buries 52 miles of lines in the North Country.

The route also shortens some towers by decreasing the total amount of electricity from 1,200 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts.

Mar 29, 2016

This year the New Hampshire House rejected two bills that aimed to update the gas tax to address alternative fuel and fuel efficient vehicles.

The first bill, HB 1568, would have required electric car owners to pay an extra fee upon registration.

Jun 10, 2016

On Thursday, June 9 Gov. Maggie Hassan signed HB 626, a bill that allows utilities to bury transmission lines along major highways.

Jul 20, 2016

A new report from WalletHub ranked New Hampshire 8th in the nation on energy costs.  

The report ranked states based on the average monthly consumption and average retail price of electricity, natural gas, home heating oil, and motor fuel.

Nov 13, 2016

In 2015, 153 bridges were red-listed with the number predicted to rise to 170 in 2021 and nearly 190 in 2026. In addition, some water treatment plants and wastewater facilities in the state are upwards of 100 years old and have also been identified in need of repair.

Governor Sununu works on the budget proposal
Feb 10, 2017

On Thursday, February 9 Gov. Chris Sununu presented his budget proposal to the New Hampshire Legislature. His plan increases spending by about 2% and does not increase any taxes or fees.

Here are some of the spending priorities Sununu identified in his budget address:

local road and bridge repair budget
Mar 20, 2017

This Thursday, March 23, the state Senate will vote on a bill to send $36.8 million to local road and bridge projects. 

The funds are intended to come from a projected surplus from the fiscal year ending in June.

Gov. Chris Sununu argued for the bill since his inauguration.


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