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Gubernatorial News

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Jan. 27, 2015
NHPR: Utilities prepare, Hassan declares state of emergency as snowstorm approaches
WMUR: Hassan declares state of emergency as blizzard looms
Keene Sentinel: Hassan declares state of emergency, tells NH residents to stay home

Jan. 22, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: After deficit warning, Hassan predicts $1M budget surplus

Jan. 21, 2015
Concord Monitor: Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget

Jan. 17, 2015
WMUR: Gov. Hassan hosting North Country inaugural ball in Bretton Woods

Jan. 16, 2015
NHPR: Cops permitted easier access to life-saving overdose drug
NHPR: STEM in NH schools: How to follow through on task force report
Seacoast Online: New rules would let police treat heroin overdoses
Concord Monitor: New rules would allow police to be trained to carry and use anti-overdose drug
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan proposed naloxone training for police

Jan. 15, 2015
NHPR: NH budget facing $30 million shortfall
Concord Monitor: State needs to patch $30 million hole in the budget

Jan. 14, 2015
Seacoast Online: Report: NH needs better science, math education 
Union Leader: Report released on increasing student numbers in STEM fields
WMUR: State report highlights importance of STEM education
Citizen of Laconia: State pushes STEM
Concord Monitor: Governor’s STEM Task Force announces final report, recommendations

Jan. 13, 2015
NHPR: Hassan appoints county administrator to lead new substance abuse health initiative

Jan. 12, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan names Wozmak as drug abuse, mental health director

Jan. 11, 2015
Concord Monitor: Despite claims of transparency, Gov. Hassan refuses to release proposals to make state government more efficient
Concord Monitor: In inauguration and other major speeches, Hassan relies on familiar script

Jan. 10, 2015
Concord Monitor: Utility giant among top sponsors of Hassan’s inaugural ball

Jan. 9, 2015
NHPR:  Governor Hassan inaugurated for second term
NHPR: State House open house features made in New Hampshire goods
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan says rail, energy, minimum wage are priorities
Union Leader: Hassan's priorities concern GOP
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan, in inaugural speech, urges creativity and new approaches to address problems
WMUR: Hassan's push for commuter rail draws support, skepticism
WMUR: Governor calls for bipartisan action to help economy
Concord Monitor: Hassan focuses on commuter rail, minimum wage and low education costs in inaugural address
Concord Monitor: After inauguration, governor welcomes visitors to State House reception
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan pushes for strong economic growth during inaugural speech
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua student recognized by Hassan during inauguration

Jan. 8, 2015
WMUR: Food bank student chefs cooking for governor’s inauguration party
Concord Monitor: Gov. Hassan faces second term with a challenging political landscape
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan to be inaugurated for 2nd term
NH1: NH Gov. Maggie Hassan optimistic in inaugural eve interview with NH1

Jan. 7, 2015
NHPR: Hassan's inaugural donors list will be made available, Bradley calls for mandatory disclosure
Union Leader: Hassan proposes business tax amnesty to help balance budget
WMUR: Hassan set to outline budget plan
Concord Monitor: Hassan orders budget reductions, tax amnesty program

Jan. 6, 2015
NHPR: Hassan faces news political landscape, NH House remains unsettled
Concord Monitor: Sweeney to work part time in Department of Safety; Hassan seeking new person for post

Jan. 4, 2015
Union Leader: 'Celebrating New Hampshire' to be inaugural theme
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan inauguration highlights Food Bank program

Legislature News

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Jan. 27, 2015
NHPR: State may ban high tech hunting gear

Jan. 26, 2015
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire considers ban on drones for hunting

Jan. 25, 2015
Union Leader: State bills would add limits to EBT use
Union Leader: NH Republicans seek to show broader appeal
Concord Monitor: State rep wants to examine safety regulations for mobility scooters
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Concealed weapons on Legislature’s agenda
Concord Monitor: State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed legislation would give NH parents notice before ‘objectionable’ material hits classrooms
Nashua Telegraph: Bill resurfaces to pull NH from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Jan. 24, 2015
NHPR: State Senate President Chuck Morse critical of nursing home cut
Seacoast Online: NH health department to cut $7M in nursing home funding
Concord Monitor: State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes

Jan. 23, 2015
NHPR: State senator: County attorneys should be appointed, not elected
NHPR: DES: Without RGGI, NH won't meet federal carbon goals
Seacoast Online: Bill that would slow down boats on Piscataqua River raises concern
Seacoast Online: Little support for bill calling for NH to exit greenhouse gas initiative
Union Leader: Bill seeks procedure for police flagged for credibility issues to challenge Laurie List status
Union Leader: Lawmakers listen to pleas to kill bill that would end NH's participation in carbon tax initiative
Union Leader: Bill would allow taxpayers to challenge state
Union Leader: Proposal would elect county attorneys
WMUR: Victim advocates, law enforcement testify against House bill
Concord Monitor: Plan to remove NH from carbon cap-and-trade program heats up at hearing
Concord Monitor: On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a debate in NH over proposed life-at-conception law
Concord Monitor: Opponents urge House committee to kill probable cause bill
Concord Monitor: Senate committee weighs restoring taxpayer standing in wake of tax credit ruling
Keene Sentinel: Keene state rep sponsors bills on threats against sex offenders
NHBR: NH House panel hears debate over anti-‘package store’ law
NHBR: ’15 session: A lot more of the same

Jan. 22, 2015
NHPR: DHHS commissioner delivers warning of $82 million shortfall
NHPR: Concerns over bill that changes when officers can make warrantless arrests
Union Leader: Health and Human Services department facing $58 million budget shortfall
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Constitutional reform debate makes for strange bedfellows
Union Leader: Bill seeks to study pot legalization
Concord Monitor: HHS balances increasing demand against tightening finances

Jan. 21, 2015
NHPR: Bill would require NH employers to offer five sick days per year
Seacoast Online: Bill would allow sale of out-of-state health insurance plans 
Union Leader: Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes
Union Leader: Cross-border health insurance pushed
WMUR: Common Core standards debated in state Senate hearing
Concord Monitor: NH legislators, with backing of outside groups, debate Article V of U.S. Constitution
Concord Monitor: Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget
Concord Monitor: Administrators, legislators testify on bill that would allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees
NH1: Proposed bill would legalize OTC oral contraceptives
NH1: New Hampshire considers offering bachelor degrees at community colleges

Jan. 20, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH Senate committee takes up health care bills 
Concord Monitor: NH Legislature to consider tripling funds for research and development business tax credit

Jan. 19, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed legislation would support career-ready programs in state high schools

Jan. 18, 2015
Union Leader: New law brings more domestic violence arrests
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Divisive education agenda ahead for legislature
Union Leader: 400 gather at State House to decry abortion

Jan. 17, 2015
Seacoast Online: Board wants NH lawmakers to work on PSNH issue
WMUR: State rep. fights for changes to alcohol label law
Concord Monitor: Belly up, baby! NH mulls change to alcohol labels
Eagle-Tribune: Lawmakers, businesses concerned about energy costs

Jan. 16, 2015
NHBR: NH House panel drinks in labeling debate

Jan. 15, 2015
Concord Monitor: NH House speaker creates pension reform study group
Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien slated to speak at conservative Iowa summit
NH1: Grandmother wants laws changed after granddaughter's murder

Jan. 14, 2015
Concord Monitor: Satellite locations, other changes in the works for medical marijuana in NH

Jan. 12, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH House GOP civil war rages on
WMUR: Using drones to hunt could become illegal in the Granite State
Nashua Telegraph: Sexual assault prevention legislation would require affirmative consent policies in exchange for state aid at New Hampshire schools

Jan. 11, 2014
Union Leader: Bills await new session: Mastodons, marijuana and texting on minds of lawmakers
Nashua Telegraph: Legislation would require NH school districts to set policy allowing parents access to classrooms
Nashua Telegraph: Harvey appointed as Nashua’s delegate to House

Jan. 10, 2015
NHBR: The 2015 legislative session begins
NH1: Horn tries to keep the peace in the NH GOP

Jan. 9, 2015
NHPR: House finance chair: Balancing the budget will require tough choices
Seacoast Online: University tuition freeze hinges on state funding request
Union Leader: Morse: 'The problem is spending'
Eagle-Tribune: GOP factions threaten to divide NH House
Nashua Telegraph: Grandmother, supporters building legislative proposals, plan vigil in wake of Brielle Gage’s death
NH1: Democratic Rep. pushing to raise minimum wage in NH

Jan. 8, 2015
NHPR: Push for O'Brien as majority leader rejected; O'Brien to form alternative GOP leadership team
NHPR: NH legislators can once again carry concealed weapons on House floor
Seacoast Online: Guns again OK in NH House, but O'Brien leadership bid fails
Union Leader: GOP divide continues as NH House reconvenes
WMUR: Lawmakers vote to allow concealed weapons on House floor
Concord Monitor: Republican faction led by Bill O’Brien says they will set up shop outside State House
Concord Monitor: In the name of self defense, legislators can again carry guns in the State House
Foster's Daily Democrat: Abortion clinics could lose state funding 
Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien fails to win leadership role, expects to form separate GOP team
Nashua Telegraph: Lawmakers OK concealed guns in House chamber

Jan. 7, 2015
Union Leader: Tot's death sparks legislative action
Foster's Daily Democrat: New Hampshire lawmakers to convene for first session day
NH1: NH House panel moves to beef up ban on active felons holding office

Jan. 6, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH bill supports nursing mothers in workplace 
Union Leader: 'Made in NH': Legislators are delving into definitions
Eagle-Tribune: NH legislative session begins Wednesday 

Jan. 5, 2015
NHPR: Pipeline eminent domain concerns prompt proposals at State House
Seacoast Online: Casino gambling issue is back on table for 2015 in NH
Union Leader: As NH lawmakers reconvene, nearly 1,000 bills await
Eagle-Tribune: Granite State lawmakers ready to work 

Jan. 4, 2015
Union Leader: Freshman lawmaker lashes out at Jasper over committee ouster for felony gun charge
Concord Monitor: Balancing the budget may involve raiding the state’s dedicated funds
Eagle-Tribune: NH's new laws protect women's rights
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed NH bill would let community colleges grant 4-year degrees
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out

Jan. 3, 2015
Union Leader: State Rep. pulled from seat on House committee
WMUR: Rep. convicted of reckless conduct assigned to different committee
Nashua Telegraph: Suspended, expelled students in New Hampshire would continue education under proposed legislation

Jan. 2, 2015
NHPR: NH preps for hand-held cell phone ban public awareness campaign
Concord Monitor: Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out
Nashua Telegraph: New law would protect student privacy rights online in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph: The year ahead: Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

Jan. 1, 2015
NHPR: NH's 'Paycheck Fairness Act' takes effect Jan. 1
Seacoast Online: Domestic violence, equal pay laws take effect in 2015
WMUR: Controversy surrounds rep's committee appointment despite 2012 conviction
Concord Monitor: With the New Year comes a host of new laws for NH

Dec. 31, 2014
WMUR: NH House leaders weighing future of rep convicted of felony

Dec. 30, 2014
NHPR: Lawmakers to weigh 9-1-1 fee for pre-paid cell phones

Dec. 29. 2014
Seacoast Online: State budget, schools on the minds of local lawmakers
Nashua Telegraph: Schmidt named to leadership team

Dec. 28, 2014
Eagle-Tribune: New Hampshire in Review: Casinos lose, GOP wins 
Nashua Telegraph: -GOP, Dems to be intermingled in NH Statehouse seating plan

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