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 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.

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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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NH Week in Review for April 9: GOP squabble scuttles House vote on budget

Apr 09, 2017

“A house divided cannot stand against itself,” Abraham Lincoln said in 1858. Nor, apparently, can it approve a state budget when Republicans - the party of Lincoln - can’t agree in the New Hampshire House on the details of a two-year revenue and spending plan for the Granite State.

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NH Week in Review for April 2: State poised to tighten voter eligibility

Apr 02, 2017

The New Hampshire Senate this week sought to more specifically define ‘domicile’ in order to better determine who is eligible to vote in state elections.

The action on SB 3, which now goes to the House for consideration, is part of Republican...Read more

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NH Week in Review for March 26: Tug-of-war over full-day kindergarten

Mar 26, 2017

One of the hallmarks of the biennial budget proposal offered by Gov. Christopher Sununu in February was his proposal of a funding mechanism for school districts across the state to offer full-day kindergarten....Read more

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NH Week in Review for March 19: Stella creates weather and Town Meeting havoc

Mar 19, 2017

Two New Hampshire traditions, a March snowstorm and Town Meeting elections, collided on Tuesday.

The storm -- a classic Nor’easter named Stella that reached blizzard proportions in some areas -- closed schools and businesses, made driving a hazard, and knocked out power for thousands. The...Read more

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NH Week in Review for March 12: House stalls transgender protection

Mar 12, 2017

Social issues -- in particular, whether transgender individuals deserve specific protection by state statute -- took the stage this week at the State House.

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NH Week in Review for March 5: The Bay State in the Granite State news cycle

Mar 05, 2017

Twice this week, neighboring Massachusetts had a bearing on what was going on here in New Hampshire.

First, it was news that New Hampshire placed second to Massachusetts in a ranking of best states in America. Then, it was news of Gov....Read more

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 26: Sununu signs concealed carry permit repeal

Feb 26, 2017

As he said he would, Gov. Christopher Sununu signed legislation that repeals the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, saying, “This is about safety.”

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NH Week in Review for Feb. 19: Edelblut approved, right to work defeated

Feb 19, 2017

Gov. Christopher Sununu picked up a win this week with the Executive Council’s approval of his choice of Frank Edelblut as education commissioner. But the Republican governor lost on...Read more

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