Latest New Hampshire state government News

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...

Attorney general: Man dies in shooting that involved officer

Jun. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A man has died in a shooting in Pittsfield that involved a police officer, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Monday. The man's name is being withheld pending notification of family. No officers or other people were hurt, the...

Historical marker honors 1st woman elected to state Senate

Jun. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical marker has been placed in Bristol to honor E. Maude Ferguson, the first woman elected to the state Senate who also worked to help women secure the right to vote. The marker was installed in Bristol Town Square and...

New Hampshire set to increase penalties for some DWI crashes

Jun. 13, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire bill aimed at strengthening penalties for repeat drunk drivers is headed to the governor's desk. The House on Thursday agreed to the Senate's version of Tyler Shaw's Law, named for a 20-year-old Concord man who died in 2018 when a...

Red-listed bridge in Manchester up for rehabilitation

Jun. 12, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is planning to discuss the rehabilitation of a red-listed bridge carrying the road over Interstate 293 and Route 101 in Manchester. A public meeting via Zoom is scheduled for June 22 at 7 p.m. The...

New Hampshire Statehouse complex to reopen on Monday

Jun. 11, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Statehouse will reopen to the public Monday after being closed for nearly 15 months during the coronavirus pandemic. With the governor's state of emergency declaration expiring Friday night, officials are required to provide the...

House agrees with Senate on spending portion of NH budget

Jun. 11, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House budget negotiators quickly acceded to the Senate on the spending portion of the state’s two-year budget Friday, though debate is expected to increase next week when they get to the accompanying policy proposals. Compared to the House-passed...

It's daring, it's jumping, and now it's the NH state spider

Jun. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire now has an official state spider, thanks to third-graders who went from being afraid of arachnids to promoting them as symbols of the state's strengths. Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday designating the daring jumping spider as...

New Hampshire's pandemic state of emergency ends Friday

Jun. 10, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s nearly 15-month state of emergency will end Friday night, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. Sununu first declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 13, 2020. He renewed it every three weeks until two...

New Hampshire bill seeking feline equality sent to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill seeking justice for run-over cats in New Hampshire is heading to the governor’s desk, minus the name of the animal that inspired it. State law already requires drivers who injure or kill dogs to notify police or the animals’ owners, or...