Latest New Hampshire State General Court News

Sununu to veto congressional map, letting court take over

May. 26, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court will redraw the state’s congressional map after the Legislature's latest, last-ditch effort failed Thursday to win over Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. New Hampshire is one few states yet to finalize new U.S. House districts as...

Panel approves another New Hampshire redistricting plan

May. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House and Senate negotiators in New Hampshire approved yet another congressional map Monday with time running out to meet both legislative and judicial deadlines. New Hampshire is one of a few states that have yet to complete the redistricting process required...

Mowers cleared of violating NH state law after double votes

May. 13, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official running for Congress in New Hampshire did not violate state law by voting twice during the 2016 primary election season, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Thursday without taking a position on whether federal law was...

Court outlines approach if NH redistricting effort fails

May. 12, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The task of redrawing New Hampshire’s two congressional districts shifted to a handful of lawmakers Thursday, while the state Supreme Court outlined its approach should that effort fail. Democrats currently hold both U.S. House seats, but Republicans control...

Efforts to enshrine abortion rights in New Hampshire fail

May. 06, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republicans on Thursday thwarted attempts by Democrats to respond to this week’s leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft by enshrining the right to an abortion in state law. New Hampshire has outlawed abortion after 24 weeks gestation since Jan. 1,...

Efforts to enshrine abortion rights in New Hampshire fail

May. 05, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republicans on Thursday thwarted attempts by Democrats to respond to this week’s leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft by enshrining the right to an abortion in state law. New Hampshire has outlawed abortion after 24 weeks gestation since Jan. 1,...

New Hampshire House passes congressional redistricting plan

May. 05, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 40% of New Hampshire residents would be moved into a different congressional district under a map approved by the House on Thursday. Under the current map, the 1st Congressional District covers the eastern part of the state and some of the south,...

New Hampshire Senate rejects 2 marijuana legalization bills

Apr. 28, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday rejected two marijuana legalization bills, one that would’ve created a state-run monopoly for retail sales and another more modest plan to allow small-scale personal use and home cultivation of the drug. Both bills...

New Hampshire Senate rejects ending medical tech registry

Apr. 28, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has blocked an attempt to eliminate a registration system created to prevent widespread hepatitis C outbreak years ago. New Hampshire created the Board of Registration for Medical Technicians in response to David Kwiatkowski, who is...

New Hampshire House panel takes 2nd try at congressional map

Apr. 27, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House lawmakers will vote next week on a congressional map built around the Interstate 93 corridor despite opposition from Gov. Chris Sununu. The House Special Committee on Redistricting voted 8-7 on Wednesday to recommend a plan that creates a new,...