Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 6
After being sworn in Thursday at the State House, Republican Chris Sununu has officially become the 82 nd Governor of New Hampshire. In his inauguration address, Sununu laid out his priorities for the next two years but also offered an indication of his leadership style.
Sununu Issues News Release About Today’s Swearing-In Ceremony (InDepthNH.org)
In lieu of providing excerpts from the address, below is a background quote that speaks to the broad themes and policy areas of focus in today’s remarks. The following can be attributed to “senior transition officials” :
Former Woodsville Attorney Pleads Guilty to Theft (Valley News)
North Haverhill — A former Woodsville attorney pleaded guilty on Tuesday to pocketing nearly $44,000 that should have been paid to the estate of a Haverhill resident. Gary J. Wood, 63, was sentenced to one year in the Grafton County jail in connection with the felony-level theft by misappropriation charge.
SWANZEY CENTER — A proposal to provide breakfast to all elementary school students in the Monadnock Regional School District won’t come before voters at this year’s annual meeting in March.
Urging Republicans to consider improvements before causing irreparable damage through outright repeal, Senators highlight their past support for commonsense changes and improvements.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Will inmate labor from Massachusetts be used to build President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigration wall along the Mexican border? A local sheriff is offering that service to the future commander-in-chief.
Vermont man accused of making up woman to attack teenager
State rep wants to require proof in child sex abuse cases (Concord Monitor)
A bill created after Concord psychologist Foad Afshar’s sexual-assault conviction would require sexual-assault survivors to have additional proof of their assault other than their word.
Gov. Chris Sununu’s to-do list begins and ends with a state budget address he will deliver to lawmakers Feb. 9, but his first days in office are peppered with meetings with legislative and state leaders and filling out his new administration.