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 March 20: Mayor Gatsas joins race for governor

Mar 20, 2016

The New Hampshire governor’s race got a little more crowded -- and a lot more interesting -- this week with the entry of Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Gatsas, a four-term mayor in the Queen City, joins Executive Councilor...Read more

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NH Week in Review for March 13: Medicaid expansion continues, commuter rail hits brakes

Mar 13, 2016

In a busy week in the capitol, lawmakers continued the Medicaid expansion program but put the brakes on plans for expanded commuter rail in the Granite State.

The state option to expand who...Read more

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NH Week in Review for March 6: Ayotte gets a GOP primary challenge

Mar 06, 2016

Former state Sen. Jim Rubens stepped forward this week to mount a Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s quest for re-election to a second term.

Rubens worked on behalf of Ayotte’s election in 2010...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 28: 2015 a record-breaking year for drug deaths

Feb 28, 2016

Here’s one record you don’t like to see broken: The number of drug-related deaths in New Hampshire last year was a record-breaking 420 people.

That’s more than double the number of drug-related deaths from 2014.

And, unfortunately, we’re off to a bad start in 2016 with three...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 21: Should Senate consider Supreme Court nominee?

Feb 21, 2016

Another political line of demarcation was drawn this week between U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and her likely challenger come November, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.

The divide is over the question of...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 14: State moves on from presidential primary to U.S. Senate race

Feb 14, 2016

The 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary is so yesterday.

With the primary circus moving on to Nevada and South Carolina, Granite Staters have another epic political battle to focus on - the U.S. Senate race shaping up between Republican incumbent ...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 7: Hassan pushes Medicaid expansion as part of drug fight

Feb 07, 2016

In her last state of the state address to the Legislature, Gov. Maggie Hassan pushed for continued expansion of Medicaid as part of the overall effort to combat...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Jan. 31: Lawmakers seek way forward on Medicaid expansion

Jan 31, 2016

Two years ago, the state hailed its bipartisan solution to the expansion of Medicaid, a state option included in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which Democrats generally like and Republicans generally dislike.

Now, Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Concord are trying to figure...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Jan. 24: Governor signs first of drug abuse bills

Jan 24, 2016

Calling for “ongoing action,” Gov. Maggie Hassan on Thursday signed the first pieces of legislation that seek to hold back a rising tide of drug abuse and overdose fatalities in the state.

These bills -- with more to come -- take aim at a...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Jan. 17: Senate tackles drug abuse legislation

Jan 17, 2016

State senators took aim at fentanyl, prescription opioids and mandatory drug education in schools as part of legislation they approved Thursday to address the state’s on-going drug abuse epidemic.

The measures had been recommended by a bipartisan task...Read more

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