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April 1, 2015
NH1: Gov. Hassan would consider Indiana travel ban
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan apologizes to fourth-graders for lawmakers' comments
WMUR: Governor visits fourth-graders who proposed raptor bill

March 28, 2015
NHPR: Gov. Hassan: Cuts in House budget 'unnecessary,' new revenue needed

March 25, 2015
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan, and family, moving to Newfields

March 21, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan defends 4th-graders, blasts lawmakers
Union Leader: Scott Walker knocks Hassan in email blast

March 19, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan asks supporters to protest GOP's proposed budget cuts

March 18, 2015
Concord Monitor: Graham, Pataki, Hassan throw playful jabs at Wild Irish Breakfast

March 17, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan requests federal aid for blizzard

March 13, 2015

Concord Monitor: Hassan, speaking to Concord Chamber, continues to oppose business tax reductions
Keene Sentinel: Hassan tours Peterborough plant one year after explosion

March 11, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Gov, officials honor Greater Nashua soldier Pitts

March 10, 2015
Concord Monitor: Budget input solicited through House hearings, Hassan emails

March 9, 2015
NHPR: Hassan says state needs to support Balsams redevelopment

March 8, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: NH governor opposes bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

March 7, 2015
WMUR: Gov. Hassan backs Balsams bill
Concord Monitor: PolitiFact NH: State GOP says governor is required to notify Senate president of out-of-state travel

March 6, 2015
Concord Monitor: Senate backs business tax reduction, tables budget reductions against Hassan’s wishes
Union Leader: State senators, governor spar over budget priorities

March 4, 2015
Union Leader: Governor refusing to release department head energy proposals

March 3, 2015
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan's travel records requested by NHGOP
Union Leader: Hassan, Shaheen attend Emily's List gala
NH1: NY, DC speeches fuel more Hassan 2016 Senate talk

Legislature News

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April 1, 2015
Concord Monitor: NH health care officials say abortion buffer zone law, though barely enforced, has led to fewer, more civil protests
Concord Monitor: Long day ahead as NH House votes on $11.2 billion budget bill
NH1: Sharp debate over whether to repeal abortion buffer zone law
WMUR: House to vote on multi-billion dollar budget proposal

March 31, 2015
WMUR: Senator may revive 4th-graders' red-tailed hawk idea
Concord Monitor: 300 bodies on the State House lawn to be a ‘wake-up’ call to NH lawmakers
NH1: House budget likely to pass and spending advocates don't like it
Nashua Telegraph: Health and Human Services budget cuts draw concern, dismay
NHPR: House budget a test for divided GOP caucus
NHPR: Abortion facility buffer zone repeal law heads to Senate
Seacoast Online: Surplus symbols? Some say 'bully' NH lawmakers had a point

March 30, 2015
Union Leader: State House Dome: Any budget plan means service cuts

March 29, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed budget plan for New Hampshire could mean less state aid to schools in 2017
Seacoast Online: Utility pole assessment bill concerns communities
WMUR: Child's death leads to day care bill
Eagle-Tribune: Proposed NH budget cuts spark outcry

March 28, 2015
Concord Monitor: Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets
Concord Monitor: Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
Eagle-Tribune: NH bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote
NHPR: NH chapter of conservative group endorses House Finance budget

March 27, 2015
WMUR: House budget plan cuts university, energy-efficiency spending article  
WMUR: Senate passes Balsams bill
Concord Monitor: Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT
Concord Monitor: Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
Concord Monitor: NH Senate approves bill at center of Eversourse Energy settlement agreement
NH1: Red-tailed hawk bill is far from dead, NH Senate plans revival
NH1: State Senate endorses child abuse reforms after Nashua child's tragic death
NHBR: Senate compromise seeks middle ground on Eversource divestiture costs
NHPR: House budget clears committee - again
Union Leader: GOP budget writers reduce state aid to University System of NH, bump aid to DOT

March 26, 2015
Union Leader: NH House reps honor fourth-graders who proposed raptor bill, encourage student involvement
Union Leader: Without gas tax hike, NH House budget stalls
WMUR: Budget process hits snag in the New Hampshire House
WMUR: Sponsor of students' bill apologizes for comments from House members
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers honor students after raptor debacle
Concord Monitor: Department of Transportation spending plan, and gas tax increase struck down
Eagle-Tribune: House puts hold on NH's gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph: Debate on NHDOT funding to reconvene Thursday
NHBR: Two sides face off today on workers’ compensation
NHPR: Gas tax falls flat in NH House

March 25, 2015
NHPR: House budget clears committee, heads to floor
Seacoast Online: Anti-bullying advocates oppose NH student privacy bill
Union Leader: Debate rages on as House panel OKs budget with $340m in cuts
WMUR: House committee passes budget with major cuts, fee increases
Concord Monitor: NH House Finance Committee looks to pull back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders
Foster's Daily Democrat: House to take up gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph: NH solar energy bill spurs outpouring of public comment

March 24, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH may limit access to students' social media accounts
NH1: NH lawmaker Burt: Death threats came after 'hot dog' comment
NH1: NH House clerk: Too late to discipline Groen for comments on 4th-graders' bill
NHPR: Fate of probable cause hearings in NH unclear
NHPR: NH House budget writers vote to trim state education aid
Seacoast Online: House budget writers approve cuts to Hassan's $11.5B plan
Union Leader: House budget writers begin finalizing their plan
Concord Monitor: Members of House Finance Committee reverse course on Medicaid cuts

March 23, 2015
Concord Monitor: Proposed Health and Human Services cuts create uncertainty across NH
Eagle-Tribune: NH House rolls dice again on casinos
Eagle-Tribune: House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT
Union Leader: Utility debate turns to consumer protection

March 22, 2015
NH1: Students, parents disappointed in NH lawmakers' reactions to raptor bill
Union Leader: Gas-tax boost has backing from GOP
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: As state changes, budget bypasses big questions
Eagle-Tribune: House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT

March 21, 2015
Concord Monitor: PolitiFact NH: Rep. Bill O’Brien says Margaret Sanger was active participant in KKK  
Concord Monitor: Senate committee not backing workers’ comp fee schedule
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan defends 4th-graders, blasts lawmakers
Foster's Daily Democrat: State tables 3 UNH construction plans  
Nashua Telegraph: NH lawmakers to propose hike in gas tax
Nashua Telegraph: House speaker wants apology on abortion comment
NH1: Fallout from 4th-graders' failed bill dishes harsh words for NH lawmakers
Seacoast Online: Hassan: House budget cuts are 'draconian'
Union Leader: Speaker: State rep. should apologize for raptor comment
WMUR: Speaker wants apology for abortion comment during debate on students' bill
WMUR: Gas tax hike weighed as solution to DOT budget hole

March 20, 2015
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire students' hawk bill provokes abortion comment
Seacoast Online: NH House seeks court opinion on voter registration bill
Seacoast Online: NH Senate votes not to require teaching of cursive
Union Leader: Officials say 700 layoffs likely with House budget writers' $88m in proposed cuts for DOT
Union Leader: Bill requiring 'conspicuous notification' on electric bills passes NH Senate
Concord Monitor: House Republicans eye gas tax increase after deep cuts to Department of Transportation budget
Concord Monitor: Senate scuttles proposal to make it illegal to smoke in a car with minors
Nashua Telegraph: Fees for retrieving files top 2015 NH Right-to-Know legislation
NHBR: NH Senate workers’ comp compromise gets mixed reviews
NHBR: Realtors, bankers at loggerheads over ‘kickback’ bill
NH1: NH lawmakers brutally kill 4th-graders' bill in front of them
NHPR: NH House finance chair calls on Republicans to back gas tax
NHPR: NH Senate passes, then tables, business tax cuts

March 19, 2015
NHPR: NH House finance chairman says transportation cuts will pass committee
Seacoast Online: House budget writers delay vote on transportation cuts
Union Leader: House proposal to cut $88m from NH DOT budget called 'irresponsible,' 'intolerable' by some reps
WMUR: Budget cut could trigger massive layoffs at DOT
Concord Monitor: NH House budget writers delay vote on $88 million in DOT cuts
Conway Daily Sun: Residents decry cuts to disabled, senior programs

March 18, 2015
WMUR: Veterans, police, university system could face budget cuts
Concord Monitor: State backing of $28M for Balsams project takes step forward
Foster's Daily Democrat: House budget writers to vote on transportation cuts
NHPR: NH House budget writers slash HHS funding
NH1: Financially strapped homeowners ask for foreclosure relief
Union Leader: State Senate moves Balsams redevelopment forward
Union Leader: House budget writers trim from Health and Human Services

March 17, 2015
Union Leader: Senate committee approves bill to cover oral anti-cancer drugs
WMUR: Supporters of Balsams bill gather at State House
WMUR: $180 million cut could cause 39,000 to lose access to health care
WMUR: DOT: $41 million cut would make roads dangerous, result in layoffs
Concord Monitor: DOT warns lawmakers: Budget cut would mean loss of 321 employees
Concord Monitor: Finance chairman says Medicaid expansion in question
Concord Monitor: Sunshine Week: Right-to-know record keeping and costs vary wildly across state government
Keene Sentinel: Cut in state funding hits county budget
Seacoast Online: NH transportation employees protest possible $41M cut

March 16, 2015
Seacoast Online: Right to Know requests could become costly in New Hampshire

March 15, 2015
Seacoast Online: Debate continues over Common Core in NH Legislature
Union Leader: State House Dome: The budget process never awe-inspiring
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Budget battles heating up as legislators face ‘Bloody Sunday’

March 14, 2015
NH1: HHS official warns of "profound impacts" from budget cut target

March 13, 2015
NHPR: House repeals buffer zone bill for abortion clinics
NHPR: NH Senate passes fetal homicide bill
NHPR: Senate delays vote to extend state Medicaid expansion
NHPR: Mandatory paid sick leave fails in NH House
Union Leader: NH Senate votes to approve bill to legalize two casinos
Union Leader: Senate kills bill to restore state minimum wage
Union Leader: NH House Roundup: Vote allows medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis
WMUR: Senate passes bill to license 2 casinos
WMUR: Senate passes bill making fetal homicide a crime
Concord Monitor: NH House and Senate vote down bills to increase minimum wage
Concord Monitor: House spikes bill to allow government agencies to charge upfront fees for public documents
Concord Monitor: Plan for two casinos in NH, narrowly passes Senate, on to House  
Nashua Telegraph: Charter school funding bill passes the House Plan for two casinos in NH, narrowly passes Senate, on to House  

March 12, 2015
Concord Monitor: NH House passes bill increasing cost of marriage licenses to raise money for domestic violence programs
Concord Monitor: House passes several anti-Common Core bills
Nashua Telegraph: Charter school advocates rally at NH Statehouse in support of funding bill
Nashua Telegraph: NH House votes to increase domestic violence funding
NH1: House passes bill that gives schools Common Core option
NHPR: Charter school advocates push for more state dollars
NHPR: NH House OKs bill to increase marriage license fees for domestic violence prevention
NHPR: NH lawmakers overwhelmingly reject more background checks for gun sales
NHPR: NH House votes to decriminalize marijuana
NHPR: Fetal homicide one step closer to becoming NH law
Union Leader: House narrowly approves right-to-work bill
Union Leader: House votes overwhelmingly for pot decriminalization
Union Leader: House approves fetal homicide law
Union Leader: Under bill approved by House, school districts not required to adopt Common Core
Union Leader: NH House Roundup: Marriage license fees on the rise, no repeal on cell phone ban
WMUR: NH House votes to decriminalize small amounts of pot
WMUR: Gambling bill comes before NH Senate again

March 11, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bills on abortion, marijuana up before House
Foster's Daily Democrat: House to debate several anti-Common Core bills
NHPR: NH lawmakers set to tackle dozens of bills this week
Seacoast Online: Portsmouth officials to testify in favor of hotel tax
Union Leader: Greater EBT card restrictions sought

March 10, 2015
Union Leader: The bills are coming due in House, Senate
Citizen of Laconia: Bill would exempt firms from utility pole taxes
Concord Monitor: On medical marijuana zoning, Concord City Council will wait on the State House
Concord Monitor: Budget input solicited through House hearings, Hassan emails
Foster's Daily Democrat: Business group presenting panel discussion on state budget
NHBR: NH colleges’ economic impact: $5.8 billion
NHBR: Dealers divided over changes to ‘bill of rights’
NHPR: Bill would change how budgets are approved during NH town meetings
Seacoast Online: Marijuana bills advance to NH House

March 8, 2015
Seacoast Online: Hang up and drive: Drivers must at least go hands-free by July 1
Union Leader: Right to know could get costly
Union Leader: Overdose immunity nearing House OK
WMUR: Lawmakers consider opening Statehouse on weekend
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Lots of keno players south of the border come from the Granite State

March 7, 2015
Union Leader: House budget hearing draws advocates for social service programs
NH1: NH Senate stalls on making business owners inform about contraceptive coverage
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua representative proposes bill seeking two-year transition to new education assessment test
Nashua Telegraph: Avard calls campaign contribution story ‘hogwash’
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bill would force State Police to use body cams
Concord Monitor: For liberty-minded reps, House agenda is proof NH needs Free Staters

March 6, 2015
Concord Monitor: Advocates testify in favor of increased domestic violence prevention funding
Concord Monitor: Senate backs business tax reduction, tables budget reductions against Hassan’s wishes
Seacoast Online: NH senators to vote on business tax reductions, budget cuts
Union Leader: House budget hearing draws advocates for social service programs
Union Leader: Senate deadlocks on right-to-work bill
Union Leader: State senators, governor spar over budget priorities
Union Leader: Senate gives initial OK to changing state education aid distribution, requiring teaching of cursive and multiplication tables
Union Leader: Senators fail to agree on bill requiring notification of contraception coverage
WMUR: Dozens turn out at domestic violence hearing article
WMUR: Committee approves bill to decriminalize marijuana

March 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: NH House supports tanning bed ban for minors
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bill mandates defendants hear victim impact statements
Foster's Daily Democrat: Senators to vote on business tax reductions, budget cuts
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bill would require cursive, multiplication tables in school
NH1: Nursing home cuts - first battleground for NH budget fight
NHPR: Senate committee balks at funding for the Balsams
NHPR: NH lawmakers chew on meat, dairy composting proposal
Union Leader: House kills bill that would have repealed ballot ‘selfie’ law
Union Leader: House supports bill that would protect students’ social media accounts
Union Leader: House votes to add conditions to medical marijuana program list
WMUR: Senate committee kills bill that could affect NH licenses
WMUR: Salon owners say proposed tanning ban would hurt business
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers recommend House pass marriage license fee increase

March 4, 2015
Seacoast Online: Hampton Falls 4th-graders win State House fight for red-tailed hawk bill
Concord Monitor: Proposed amendment to NH pay-for-information bill would cap retrieval fees at minimum wage
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers recommend House pass marriage license fee increase
Foster's Daily Democrat: Watters backs state’s minimum wage at $10/hour
NHBR: NH House committee votes against minimum wage hike, backs right-to-work

March 3, 2015
Seacoast Online: Proposed hotel-rooms fee would raise up to $700K for Portsmouth
Seacoast Online: NH bills would decriminalize, study legalization of marijuana  
Seacoast Online: Smoking while in car with minors could soon result in a fine
Conway Daily Sun: Lawmakers to county commissioners: Hire an administrator

March 2, 2015
NHPR: House to vote on indoor tanning prohibition for minors
NHPR: House to vote on students' social media privacy
Seacoast Online: NH Senate to take up right to work, full-day kindergarten
WMUR: Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH bills would increase, eliminate domestic violence funding

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