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 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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NH Week in Review for April 3: Medicaid program gets reauthorization

Apr 03, 2016

The N.H. Senate this week approved a House-passed extension of the Medicaid expansion program that allows low-income Granite Staters to get health insurance they might not otherwise be qualified to receive.

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NH Week in Review for March 27: Senate adds $5 million to heroin fight

Mar 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Senate this week voted to add $5 million to the fight against the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.

The legislation contained in SB 533 lets the Department of Health and Human Services allocate $4.5...Read more

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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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