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 June 12: Hassan signs, vetoes bills

Jun 12, 2016

As the state Legislature finished up its work the previous week, it was Gov. Maggie Hassan’s turn to decide which of the bills she would sign or veto.

Among the bills she signed this week were:

  • SB 534 to implement a system of care for children’s behavioral health. See an NHPR...Read more

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NH Week in Review for June 5: Legislature closes out session ... sort of

Jun 05, 2016

The New Hampshire Legislature supposedly finished its work on Wednesday, having considered about 1,000 bills over the course of the session that started in January.

But lawmakers aren’t quite done yet. One bill, killed on the last day of the session, became enough of an issue that the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 29: Big changes coming to NH Senate

May 29, 2016

The New Hampshire Senate is made up of 24 members, eight of whom are not running for re-election in 2016.

Of those eight, six are Republicans, the majority party in the Senate (as well as the New Hampshire House).

The filing deadline to run for office this year is June 10. With the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 22: EPA sets water contaminant levels

May 22, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that 70 parts per trillion is the minimum acceptable level of two chemicals linked to some cancers that have been found in the drinking water in parts of the state...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 15: More funds approved in heroin crisis fight

May 15, 2016

With Senate approval already in hand, House lawmakers this week approved about $9 million for various programs and initiatives in the continuing fight against heroin and opioid abuse in the state.

Because of slight differences between...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 8: Governor signs bills, vetoes two

May 08, 2016

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed several bills this week, but opted to veto two -- one involving changes to the state building code, the other involving premium cigars.

Among legislation she signed involved the net metering cap...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 1: First medical marijuana dispensary opens

May 01, 2016

Almost three years after lawmakers and the governor made medical marijuana legal in the Granite State, the first dispensary and clinic for therapeutic use of the drug finally opened in Plymouth.

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NH Week in Review for April 24: Gas pipeline project pulled

Apr 24, 2016

Kinder Morgan this week shelved the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline it had proposed to run through southeastern New Hampshire.

The company had proposed to run 71 miles of pipeline through the state -- 29 miles in Cheshire...Read more

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NH Week in Review for April 17: Fish & Game reverses course on bobcat hunt

Apr 17, 2016

There won’t be any hunting or trapping of bobcats in New Hampshire after all.

The state Fish and Game Commission had approved a limited hunt of the wild cat, but stepped back from the approval after a legislative committee, responding to public opposition to the hunt, failed to endorse...Read more

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NH Week in Review for April 10: Water contamination raises concerns

Apr 10, 2016

More and more residents of New Hampshire communities are raising concerns about their water quality as tests show more contamination from perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical linked to two types of cancer, kidney and testicular.

Initially, there were concerns about water wells in...Read more

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