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 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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NH Week in Review for May 14: Gardner agrees to help to get to bottom of voter fraud

May 14, 2017

New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner agreed to become a member of an Election Integrity Commission empanelled this week by President Donald Trump.

Trump, who has had a long discourse alleging massive voter fraud, including in New...Read more

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NH Week in Review for May 7: Health care bill gets lukewarm reception

May 07, 2017

The proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), passed by the U.S. House this week, is getting a chilly to tepid response from Democrats and Republicans alike here in New Hampshire.

By four votes...Read more

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NH Week in Review for April 30: Education issues get the spotlight

Apr 30, 2017

Front and center this week were public education issues that affected all-day kindergarten, school choice, and the reorganization of the state Department of Education.

Funding for school districts across the state to offer full-day kindergarten is high on the list of priorities for Gov....Read more

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NH Week in Review for April 23: Sununu charts first 100 days with 127 business visits

Apr 23, 2017

Gov. Christopher Sununu gathered media this week to mark the end of his first 100 days in office, not by talking about the political highs and lows, but by talking about the businesses he visited and invited to New Hampshire.

Sununu, upon taking...Read more

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NH Week in Review for April 16: Senate starts solo venture on state budget

Apr 16, 2017

The New Hampshire Senate this week began its solitary task of crafting a new state budget.

Its budget writers in the Finance Committee took up the two year spending and revenue plan for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 in a situation that’s unique this...Read more

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