Latest New Hampshire state government News

Man wounded after being shot by New Hampshire trooper

Dec. 04, 2021 18:33 PM EST

WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was shot by a New Hampshire State Police trooper during a confrontation outside a Walpole home early Saturday morning, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said Saturday. A state trooper and an officer with the Walpole...

Legislative leaders speak out against antisemitic posts

Dec. 02, 2021 17:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the New Hampshire House issued a bipartisan statement Thursday condemning antisemitic social media posts by members and urging lawmakers to “act with dignity and respect.” Republican House Speaker Sherm Packard and Democratic Leader...

New Hampshire man recovering after being shot after hunt

Nov. 29, 2021 13:37 PM EST

LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — An 82-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in Lyndeborough after a day of hunting, the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game says. The Wilton man was hit by a bullet from the rifle of his 83-year-old hunting companion as the rifle...

Abortion debate will continue after new ban takes effect

Nov. 28, 2021 09:59 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s new ban on late-term abortions will barely have taken effect before Republican lawmakers start trying to enact further restrictions. The state budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law in June contains a provision prohibiting...

Robotics grants being offered by education department

Nov. 28, 2021 08:15 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education is offering competitive grants to public schools and public charter schools to set up robotics teams and participate in contests. “Robotics is a great way to reinforce academic concepts while also...

New Hampshire House sets upcoming schedule, but not location

Nov. 25, 2021 11:04 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House is expected to kick off the 2022 legislative session with three consecutive days of voting, but leaders are still figuring out how to bring the 400 members together safely. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Sununu issues executive order to boost hospital capacity

Nov. 23, 2021 16:44 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday designed to help boost capacity at hospitals across New Hampshire that are struggling with a record number of COVID-19 patients. The state has been averaging nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 infections...

New Hampshire takes vaccine cash after months of protests

Nov. 19, 2021 13:20 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers accepted $22.5 million in federal COVID-19 vaccine funding Friday that has sparked intense debate and angry protests for the last two months. The Joint Fiscal Committee had tabled a request from the Department of Health and...

Domestic violence case under review, task force being formed

Nov. 18, 2021 16:04 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's judicial branch is conducting a review in the case of a woman who was shot, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, a month after a judge denied her request for a protective order, and is forming a task force to review domestic violence cases in the court system....

NH increasing benefit amounts for home heating assistance

Nov. 18, 2021 10:00 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Energy is increasing benefit amounts under its home fuel assistance program by 60% over last winter for qualifying households because of rising national energy costs. Benefits will range from $253 to $2,520, up from...