Latest New Hampshire state government News

Playing up name, Bullock connects to New Hampshire history

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed up for the New Hampshire primary, joking that he deserved a discount on the filing fee for sharing a name with the man who started the state's tradition more than a century ago. Candidates sign up to get on the ballot at a desk that belonged to...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Committee tables $46M federal grant for charter schools

Nov. 8, 2019 3:35 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire legislative committee has voted to table a $46 million federal grant to double the number of charter schools in the state, drawing criticism from the governor and education commissioner. In a statement, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee on Friday cited budgetary...

Pence files Trump's paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

Nov. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000...

WWII vet, 100, halfway to goal of meeting each governor

Nov. 7, 2019 3:00 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 100-year-old World War II veteran is halfway to his goal of meeting the governors of all 50 states. Sidney Walton, of San Diego, met with Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on Thursday. Walton also got a chance to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who was in Concord to add...

Manchester mayor wins second term as mayor

Nov. 6, 2019 8:59 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The mayor of New Hampshire's largest city has been elected to a second term. Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, the first woman to hold the office, defeated Victoria Sullivan on Tuesday, a former Republican member of the New Hampshire House. In the November 2017 election, Craig, a...

New Hampshire children's center prepares for transition

Nov. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Long before the Children's Place cemented its place, there was Mary Gile, an unexpected pregnancy and a burst of inspiration. It was 1976 and Gile, then 39, had settled into a life: two teenaged children and a steady job as child development consultant. She had dedicated her life to...

Gabbard signs up for primary, stands up for 9/11 families

Nov. 5, 2019 12:29 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard combined signing up for New Hampshire's presidential primary with standing up for survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. After her visit to the secretary of state's office Tuesday, the Democrat joined a 9/11 survivor outside the Statehouse to repeat...

Judge finds man threatened transgender health club patron

Nov. 4, 2019 1:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The attorney general's office says a man has been found guilty of violating the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act by repeatedly threatening to kill a transgender woman at a health club based on his belief that she shouldn't have used the women's locker room. A judge issued an injunction...

Primary election chief back in spotlight after near-ouster

Nov. 4, 2019 12:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's longtime secretary of state, Bill Gardner, looked on in silence last week as Bernie Sanders stood in his office and unloaded on a new voter residency law that Gardner supports. The law, which is being challenged in court, means out-of-state college students voting in...