As part of the 2013 budget compromise, the House and Senate formed a committee to study gambling regulations. That committee has written a bill that authorizes a 5,000 slot casino in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the country (ranked #1 in 2009 CQ Press survey on state crime), yet the state has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the United States.
Despite repeated attempts in recent years, the legislature has been unable to pass legislation that would allow adults to purchase and use small amounts of marijuana. In 2014 the legislature will consider a least two bills related to marijuana decriminalization.
Several legislators hope to change New Hampshire's implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. The legislature will vote on whether or not to expand Medicaid, and whether or not the state can require Anthem to expand its insurance network.
Three electricity-producing wind farms are operating in state of New Hampshire. Wind power supporters argue that wind farms are a clean, sustainable alternative to burning fossil fuels. Critics argue that wind farms are ugly, cause destruction of many acres of mountain top forestation, and disturb the natural habitat in those locales.