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 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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NH Week in Review for Sept. 6: Rename Mount Washington?

Sep 06, 2015

As we all enjoy our Labor Day weekend, here are some news bits from the week.

The White House decision to rename Alaska’s majestic Mount McKinley as Denali precipitated discussion here about renaming Mount Washington. To what? Agiocochook.

According to the Concord Monitor, somebody...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 30: Emergency funding approved for state parks

Aug 30, 2015

With the two-year state budget in a state of limbo, state leaders have had to resort to emergency funding to keep certain services in operation.

This week, for example, the legislative fiscal committee approved $1.5 million in emergency funds to keep the state parks open for the foliage...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 23: Still no deal on state budget

Aug 23, 2015

Another week and still no break in the stalemate on the state budget between the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature.

The latest entreaty from the GOP legislative leadership was rejected by Gov. Maggie Hassan, who said the offer to fund state employees’ pay...Read more

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NH Week in Review for Aug. 16: Domestic violence bills signed

Aug 16, 2015

They’ve already become law; nevertheless, Gov. Maggie Hassan used a ceremonial signing this week to trumpet three domestic violence measures that had her and the Legislature’s support.

The three bills were:
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NH Week in Review for Aug. 9: GOP council scuttles Planned Parenthood funding

Aug 09, 2015

The country’s political fight over abortion rights came to the Granite State’s front door last week with the Republican-dominated Executive Council voting to withhold funding of Planned Parenthood.

Nationally, conservatives have been critical of Planned Parenthood of late with the release...Read more

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