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state budget2016-2017 State Budget

The state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  Gov. Hassan vetoed the legislature's budget proposal in June 2015.  Now the state is running on a temporary spending plan.  Legislators will draft a new budget in the fall.

obamacareAffordable Care Act and NH

In 2014 Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a Medicaid expansion deal that relies on private insurance.  The program will expire December 31, 2016; so far the legislature has rejected Gov. Hassan's request to renew the program.

distracted drivingDistracted Driving

Starting July 1, it is illegal to use any mobile device while driving, unless the device is hands-free.

gun lawsGun Laws

Sen. Jeb Bradley was the primary sponsor of SB 116, a bill that would repeal the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm.  Gov. Hassan vetoed that bill July 6.

immigrationImmigration Reform

Presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on immigration have drawn attention to the role of the state and federal governments in immigration enforcement.

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