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More dentists are agreeing to see Medicaid patients – but not enough to meet demand
07-14-2024 8:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

It took oral health advocates nearly 25 years to persuade lawmakers to provide adults on Medicaid coverage for basic dental care. Gail Brown, one of those advocates, said she saw that investment pay dividends in far less time.Brown was stopped this...

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Sununu signs bill requiring accessible voting machines in every town
07-10-2024 9:05 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire cities and towns will be required to provide accessible voting machines for all elections after January 2025, according to a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu this month.House Bill 1264, signed by Sununu July 3, states that every...


Fish and Game rule would create special hunting weekend for active military, veterans
07-08-2024 3:59 PM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

A new Fish and Game Department rule would create a special waterfowl hunting weekend for active military members and veterans.This reserved hunting time would take place the first weekend after the close of the regular hunting season in all zones....


State launches newsletter aimed at protecting consumers
07-06-2024 3:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In late June, the Attorney General’s Office announced it had indicted a contractor in Hillsborough County Superior Court for allegedly stealing $27,000 from two clients and convicted a Warner man of faking asbestos lab results and then posing as an...


Department of Corrections continues to face staffing problems, high overtime expenses
07-02-2024 3:50 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire’s Department of Corrections is facing a temporary $3.44 million deficit caused in large part by an increase in overtime payments, according to DOC Commissioner Helen Hanks. Now, as the June 30 end of the state fiscal year approaches,...


Advocates urge vetoes as four bills affecting trans people head to Sununu’s desk
07-02-2024 3:47 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

 Just after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill in 2018 to add gender identity to the list of anti-discrimination laws, Linds Jakows approached him after the signing ceremony and told him thank you.“And he said very simply, ‘Oh, it’s just the right thing...


Lawmakers eye last-ditch effort to address divide over hospital Medicaid payments
06-25-2024 5:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Some lawmakers are exploring an 11th hour attempt to settle a showdown between Gov. Chris Sununu and the state’s hospitals over Sununu’s plan to cut their state Medicaid payments by nearly $35 million a year. Senate President Jeb Bradley said earlier...


Gubernatorial candidates sharply divided over school funding lawsuits
06-25-2024 3:57 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Last year, a superior court judge delivered a jolt to the state’s education system: He ruled that New Hampshire should be paying nearly twice what it currently does per student. This year, the question is dividing the race to succeed Gov. Chris...


State keeps benefits intended for foster kids. A push is on to end the practice.
06-24-2024 3:13 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Dawson Hayes spent about three years in foster care before he was adopted in February at age 16. As he was moved from foster home to foster home, Hayes thought about something his state case worker had told him. Once he was adopted or aged out of...


New Hampshire’s housing bills that made it – and didn’t – in 2024
06-21-2024 5:30 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire’s housing supply crisis has persisted for another year. And housing advocates are calling the 2024 legislative session a mixed bag. “I think there were some important wins,” said Elissa Margolin, director of New Hampshire Housing Action,...


NH expands eligible abuse for youth detention center payment, ups settlement caps
06-18-2024 6:05 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state has broadened who can seek payment for abuse while at the former Youth Development Center. Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 591 Friday, which immediately expands the type of abuse eligible for payment but also increases settlement...


Sununu signs bill raising marriage age to 18
06-18-2024 6:04 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday that will bar those under 18 from getting marriage licenses in New Hampshire, adding the Granite State to a list of 11 other states that have fully banned marriage for minors.Senate Bill 359 states that: “No...


Lawmakers, governor, hospitals fail to reach deal on Medicaid payments
06-10-2024 2:53 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state’s 26 hospitals stand to lose millions in state payments for uncompensated care with the collapse Thursday of negotiations between the governor, lawmakers, and the hospitals. With a deadline fast approaching and a legislative fix seemingly...


NH negotiators reach deal on cannabis legalization; vote by full House and Senate remains
06-07-2024 11:52 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In a last-minute deal Thursday, House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise on a bill that would legalize cannabis in New Hampshire, an effort that has failed multiple times before. But while the deal keeps House Bill 1633 alive, its future...


‘What the heck is the state doing?’ NH Senate kills action on landfills
06-03-2024 4:00 PM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

When Rep. David Rochefort drives into Concord two or three times a week for his work at the Legislature, he sees trucks full of out-of-state trash heading north. About half of the waste dumped into New Hampshire’s six active landfills – located in...


Will NH finally pass new wake surfing restrictions? Lawmakers must first bridge a 100-foot divide
06-02-2024 3:00 PM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

New Hampshire allows wake surfing closer to the shore than even the boating and water sports industries recommend. For that to change, lawmakers will have to reach an agreement on just how far to push surfers offshore. Wake surfing — a water sport...


Cannabis bill still up for discussion
06-01-2024 5:00 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire House voted Thursday to send a marijuana legalization bill to further negotiations, after cannabis supporters voiced deep frustrations with changes to the bill by the Senate.In a 261-108 vote, the House requested a “committee of...


NH federal court strikes down ‘banned concepts’ teaching law
05-28-2024 4:31 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire struck down a 2021 law Tuesday that barred teachers from advocating for certain topics, siding with teachers unions and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire and ruling that the law is...


Child care providers: We like the $25K grant, love the free business coaching
05-25-2024 4:01 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Ellen Grudzien is the founder, executive director, accountant, and landscaper for Let’s Grow Outside, a preschool program with classrooms in Amherst and an outdoor-based program in Bedford. In that, Grudzien is not unique among child care providers...


Senate advances legislation allowing schools to hire part-time teachers without certification
05-23-2024 2:42 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow school districts to hire part-time teachers – without the need for a State Board of Education credential.House Bill 1298 would allow teachers working fewer than 30 hours a week who pass...


Key members of House threaten to vote against cannabis bill after Senate changes
05-21-2024 4:55 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

When the New Hampshire Senate began its lengthy deliberations over marijuana legalization Thursday, sunlight spilled through the chamber’s high windows. By the end, night had fallen. The result was a threshold moment: After hours of debates and...

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