Later we learned the board would begin governing the two systems July 1 and the members would need Governor and Executive Council approval.
The source of the problem was how the Republican leadership handled COVID-19 exposure at its caucus at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, where at least four, probably more members contracted COVID, but the leadership kept that a secret until the news broke just before Organization Day.
Most governors put their budgets together with chewing gum and baling wire. Reality hits when the House Finance Committee begins its work on the more than 1,300-page budget document.
The full House has yet to take action on any bill while the Senate held one session day last week and has another scheduled this week with at least two controversial bills: an independent redistricting commission and right-to-work.
If you doubt elections have consequences, just look up the bills before the House Education Committee this week.
In New Hampshire undeclared voters determine who wins.
The areas around the Capitol Building and White House are more war zones than hallmarks of democracy while tourist attractions like the National Mall are closed to the public.
There are many things Donald Trump’s presidency will be remembered for, but the one that may be the most haunting is turning political discourse into a war zone.
While 2020 is a year few will forget, many hoped this new year would provide a brighter and more hopeful panorama to explore.
The report was released last week, which cynics might say is intended to bury the state’s $81.5 million deficit for fiscal 2020, by releasing it Christmas week when people’s attention is elsewhere.