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 Nov. 15: GOP leadership offers task force on heroin crisis

Nov 15, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan wants a special session of the state Legislature to immediately address the state’s growing drug crisis. The Executive Council voted to call lawmakers back to Concord to do just that. But the Republican legislative leadership continues to caution against moving too quickly....Read more

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NH Week in Review for Nov. 8: Legislature called back into session on drug crisis

Nov 08, 2015

Despite Republicans legislative leaders’ reluctance, the House and Senate this week were called back to a special session to deal with the state’s growing drug crisis.

At the urging of Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, the Executive Council on Wednesday voted 4-1 to call the Legislature back...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Nov. 1: Energy emerges as 2016 election issue

Nov 01, 2015

Energy -- as it relates to a federal clean-power plan and to net-metering among solar users -- took center stage this week as an issue in the 2016 election.

The so-called Clean Energy Plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  was forefront in Maggie Hassan’s on-going...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Oct. 25: Attention focuses on Executive Council

Oct 25, 2015

More attention than usual is focused on the governor’s Executive Council now that Gov. Maggie Hassan has decided to run for the U.S. Senate and councilors Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern have decided to run for governor.

Democrat Hassan is challenging first-term Republican incumbent...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Oct. 18: State wants drug courts ... and fast

Oct 18, 2015

Republicans and Democrats alike in New Hampshire are seeking ways to address the state’s soaring drug abuse crisis. One way is the creation of more drug courts throughout the state.

A drug court is a judicial alternative to criminal court, providing people accused of drug-related crimes...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Oct. 11: Hassan decides on Senate run

Oct 11, 2015

Maggie Hassan’s announcement on Monday to forgo a third term as governor and seek a seat in the U.S. Senate helped clarify the political landscape for the upcoming 2016 election.

Hassan, a Democrat, will challenge first-term U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican. Neither is expected to...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Oct. 4: A peek at 2016 legislative agenda

Oct 04, 2015

They are called Legislative Service Requests, or LSRs, for short. They serve as placeholders for New Hampshire lawmakers for certain pieces of legislation they wish to file in detail for an upcoming legislative session.

LSRs that have been filed thus far give us a peek into some of the...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Sept. 27: Real concerns for Real ID

Sep 27, 2015

Concerns are growing as the deadline nears for the federal requirement of a national identification card -- called a Real ID -- in order to travel within the United States.

New Hampshire driver's’ licenses are not currently Real ID compliant, which means that Granite Staters might have...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Sept. 20: After long stalemate, state has a budget

Sep 20, 2015

The drama involving the state budget was due for another act - perhaps a final scene - on Wednesday with the Legislature gathered to consider the various vetoes of bills by Gov. Maggie Hassan, including her veto of the state budget.

But the drama of a budget veto vote abated somewhat on...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Sept. 13: Sununu is in, is Hassan?

Sep 13, 2015

The complicated politics of the 2016 gubernatorial election in New Hampshire took on a new wrinkle this week with Chris Sununu’s surprise announcement that he will join the race.

In fact, the Republican member of the governor’s Executive Council is the first announced candidate for...Read more

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