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As states loosen childhood vaccine requirements, health experts’ worries grow

05-22-2024 9:30 AM

By SHALINA CHATLANI

Louisiana Republican state Rep. Kathy Edmonston believes no one ought to be required to vaccinate their children. So, she wants schools to proactively tell parents that it’s their right under Louisiana law to seek an exemption.“It’s not the vaccine...


Bill sponsored by Keene lawmaker would boost state funding for shelters

05-21-2024 11:30 AM

By RICK GREEN

New Hampshire would provide additional money for homeless shelters under a bill by state Sen. Donovan Fenton that has been winning legislative support.The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee on Friday approved spending $2.5 million in federal pandemic...


In race for NH governor, Morse and Ayotte aim to repackage familiar political records

05-21-2024 10:33 AM

By JOSH ROGERS

The Republican primary for New Hampshire governor features two candidates who have been in state politics for years: former Senate President Chuck Morse and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Both have deep roots in the party’s establishment wing, but...


Key members of House threaten to vote against cannabis bill after Senate changes

05-21-2024 10:08 AM

By ETHAN DeWITT

When the New Hampshire Senate began its lengthy deliberations over marijuana legalization Thursday, sunlight spilled through the chamber’s high windows. By the end, night had fallen. The result was a threshold moment: After hours of debates and...


On the trail: Biden back to N.H. next week

05-17-2024 6:53 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

President Joe Biden returns to New Hampshire next week for his second visit in two months to the only general election battleground state in New England.The president will hold an official White House event in Merrimack.Afterward, Democratic sources...


Transgender sports ban heads to Sununu

05-16-2024 1:42 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban transgender girls from participating on public school-sponsored sports teams starting in fifth grade.The bill, HB 1205, was passed by the House in March and now heads to Gov. Chris...


State senator passes out on senate floor

05-16-2024 12:34 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday, midway through a debate on a controversial transgender sports ban, Sen. Denise Ricciardi, a Bedford Republican, passed out at the corner of the Senate floor.Sen. Sue Prentiss, a West Lebanon Democrat and a...


Landfill legislation buried in Senate citing concerns from DES

05-15-2024 4:38 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Despite the potential to reshape waste management practices in New Hampshire, the state Senate has decided not to pass two landfill bills, citing concerns raised by the Department of Environmental Services.One of these bills, House Bill 602, proposed...


State senate approves constitutional amendment banning involuntary servitude – except for prisoners

05-15-2024 4:34 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

An amendment to New Hampshire’s constitution that would codify a ban on slavery and involuntary servitude could head to New Hampshire voters’ ballots in November  – but it may include a carve out for those convicted of a crime.After the state’s House...


New law allows abuse survivors to end leases, flee unsafe situations

05-14-2024 4:47 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Survivors of domestic violence are now empowered to terminate a lease early, helping them to escape unsafe living situations, under a law signed by the governor Tuesday.“The number one reason survivors are unable or unwilling to leave an unsafe...


Lawmaker apologizes for comments directed at Walpole Rep. Weber

05-14-2024 10:30 AM

By RICK GREEN

N.H. Rep. Kenneth Weyler apologized to the state House of Representatives recently for making “loud remarks” in two previous general sessions.“I had no right to breach the decorum of this House and its protocol, and I apologize for those remarks. I’m...


Bill advances allowing parental opt-outs for LGBTQ+ topics in school

05-13-2024 9:40 AM

By ETHAN DeWITT

In early May, Democrats in the House defeated the “Honesty in Education Act.” The bill was the latest effort to require public school teachers to answer parents when they ask about changes to their child’s gender identity. But another bill is moving...


NH House passes bill that would boost caps on wrongful death claims

05-10-2024 10:44 AM

By RICK GREEN

Despite opposition from the insurance industry, the N.H. House on Thursday passed a bipartisan bill that would increase damages a jury can award for a wrongful death claim.Senate Bill 462 now goes to Gov. Chris Sununu and would become law if he signs...


Lawmakers hear some good news about state revenues – and reasons for concern

05-10-2024 10:22 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Lawmakers got some good news this week. State revenues were about $142 million ahead of projections as of May, despite lower than planned revenue from tobacco, real estate, and business enterprise taxes. The House Ways and Means Committee heard some...


For second time this session, House passes bill to ease lease terminations

05-09-2024 3:50 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A bill passed by the New Hampshire House Thursday will make it easier for landlords to more quickly evict tenants.For the second time this session, representatives passed the bill, which will allow landlords to terminate leases after six months with...


NH Senate committee backs pot legalization bill

05-09-2024 10:01 AM

By RICK GREEN

A bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults cleared a key hurdle Wednesday with a recommendation by the N.H. Senate Judiciary Committee that the full Senate pass the measure.Voting in favor of House Bill 1633 were Sen. Daryl Abbas,...


Senate Republicans clash with House over raising education freedom account eligibility

05-09-2024 9:49 AM

By ETHAN DeWITT

Republicans in the House and Senate are both interested in raising the income cap for education freedom accounts this year. But the chambers disagree over how high.On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee rejected a proposal by the House to raise...


On the Trail: Democrat Maggie Goodlander jumps into race to succeed Kuster

05-09-2024 8:17 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

A former senior official in President Joe Biden’s administration and wife of the current U.S. national security adviser is launching a bid for Congress in New Hampshire, where she was born and raised.Maggie Goodlander, the wife of National Security...


Transgender sports ban receives Senate committee support

05-08-2024 12:23 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A controversial bill that would ban transgender girls from participating on NHIAA- sanctioned girls’ sports teams in New Hampshire is expected to be voted on by the Senate next week, after it received support from the Senate’s Education Committee on...


NH Senate panel frowns on bill to ease vehicle inspection requirements

05-08-2024 11:30 AM

By RICK GREEN

A state Senate panel pumped the brakes Tuesday on a House-passed bill that would allow motorists to skip inspections on brand-new cars for at least two years.The Senate Transportation Committee recommended unanimously that the full Senate take no...


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