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.
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.
Starting July 1, it is illegal to use any mobile device while driving, unless the device is hands-free.
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.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on immigration have drawn attention to the role of the state and federal governments in immigration enforcement.