Week in Review

The Week in Review carefully examines the latest developments affecting civic life in New Hampshire over the past week and what they mean for citizens. 

NH Week in Review for July 23: Work begins on implementing marijuana decriminalization

Jul 23, 2017

Lawmakers’ work to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana culmated with Gov. Christopher Sununu signing HB 640 into law this week. Now the work...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 16: Full-day kindergarten, residency requirement become law

Jul 16, 2017

Bills signed into law this week by Gov. Christopher Sununu provide funding for full-day kindergarten in any school district and set stricter standards for voters to prove they live in New Hampshire.

“The investments made today will give New...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 9: Voter data release stirs political pot

Jul 09, 2017

Handing over voter information to a commission empanelled by President Donald Trump to investigate election fraud nationwide has New Hampshire politicians taking sides for and against.

New Hampshire is an epicenter in this political quake because 1...Read more

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NH Week in Review for July 2: Bills become laws as Sununu signs legislation

Jul 02, 2017

Gov. Christopher Sununu signed dozens of bills this week, including the new state budget that starts on July 1 and a new school choice option.

The $11.7 billion operating budget...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 25: Republican two-year budget takes effect July 1

Jun 25, 2017

There are no claims of bipartisanship in the state budget adopted Thursday by a Republican House and Republican Senate and endorsed by a Republican governor.

Gov. Chris Sununu in fact lauded Republican...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 18: Pared budget heads to House and Senate for vote

Jun 18, 2017

The proposed state budget started at $12.1 billion when it was offered by Gov. Christopher Sununu back in February. It now stands at $11.7 billion with this week’s action by a conference committee of the House and...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 11: Politics could snag budget approval

Jun 11, 2017

A conference committee of N.H. House and Senate members this week started negotiations on the new state budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

But even if those lawmakers agree on a spending package that is due to start July 1, the budget could face...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 4: Marijuana bill ready for governor

Jun 04, 2017

The state Legislature this week rolled up the final touches on a marijuana decriminalization bill that Gov. Christopher Sununu will sign into law.

Eight times in the last 10 years, New Hampshire...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 28: Senate considers $11.8 billion budget

May 28, 2017

With a deadline of June 30 closing in, the New Hampshire Senate’s budget writers this week finished their work on a $11.8 billion two-year plan that will go to the full Senate for consideration.

The Senate Finance Committee, with the four Republicans...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 21: Embattled House lawmaker resigns

May 21, 2017

State Rep. Robert Fisher, R-Laconia, under siege for misogynistic comments in a social media forum he hosted, resigned this week, even though a House panel found no reason to discipline him for his online behavior.

Fisher, in a resignation...Read more

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