Latest New Hampshire state government News

Sununu vetoes bill to dispense ivermectin by standing order

Jun. 24, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday vetoed a bill that would have permitted pharmacists to dispense a parasite drug to treat COVID-19 by means of a standing order without a prescription. Some Americans have been turning to ivermectin to treat the virus, a...

Lawyers for youth center victims oppose settlement process

Jun. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s proposed process for settling decades of sexual and physical abuse allegations at its youth detention center amounts to “setting a trap” for hundreds of financially insecure victims, according to their lawyers. Lawmakers have approved a...

New Hampshire state surplus eyed as electric rates increase

Jun. 22, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents facing drastic increases in their electric bills could get some relief via several proposals outlined Wednesday by Gov. Chris Sununu. The Office of the Consumer Advocate has said utility bills are likely to rise by about 50% based on...

New law to help students with disabilities register to vote

Jun. 21, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire students with disabilities will get help registering to vote under a new law that will take effect in August. The new law requires school officials, parents, and students with disabilities who are 17 or older to discuss voter registration as part...

Lawyers for Harmony Montgomery's dad ask for bodycam footage

Jun. 20, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for the father of a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 have asked a judge to order the state attorney general's office to provide body camera footage from his interaction with police. Adam Montgomery has been in jail since January...

6 officers open fire, kill armed man in New Hampshire

Jun. 19, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police responding to a domestic violence 911 call early Sunday shot and killed an armed man who refused to surrender, state Attorney General John M. Formella said in a statement. Local police responded around 12:20 a.m. to a parking lot near a...

Gov signs 'affidavit ballot' bill for voters without ID

Jun. 17, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill that creates a new type of “affidavit ballot" for first-time voters in New Hampshire who don't have required documents. Under current law, such voters fill out affidavits promising to provide documentation within 10...

New Hampshire outlines youth center abuse settlement process

Jun. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Raped? $200,000. Infected with a sexually transmitted disease? Add $100,000. Impregnated? Add $200,000. These are among the possible payments for those physically and sexually abused as children at the state-run Youth Development Center, according to preliminary drafts...

Latest youth center lawsuit also targets other facilities

Jun. 15, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who spent six years in state custody as a child is suing multiple facilities alleging physical and sexual abuse. The lawsuit filed Tuesday is the latest of more than 400 targeting the Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly called the Youth...

Domestic violence charge against insurance official dropped

Jun. 15, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

A domestic violence charge against New Hampshire's deputy insurance commissioner has been dropped. D.J. Bettencourt, who also was a former policy director for Gov. Chris Sununu, was arrested May 5 and accused of assault. The charge was dropped Tuesday. In a statement,...