A drive along the back roads of New Hampshire’s rural areas from the North Country to the state’s southwest shows another Granite State with families caught in the cycle of poverty, workers stuck in low-paying jobs with little room for advancement, opioid addiction and alcoholism eating at society’s fabric and little state help to change it.
In New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny proposed a plan that would address the issue in a different way, but was shot down by key lawmakers and Gov. Chris Sununu.
New Hampshire’s economy has been roaring along for the past few years, but the state may be facing a crisis years in the making that could halt the prosperity.
CONCORD – For the first time in 14 years, New Hampshire has a wholly Republican budget, crafted by the GOP-controlled Senate and House and the party’s first governor since 2004.
DISTANT DOME: Holding open a proposed biennial operating budget as long as possible is always a good idea.
CONCORD – The state’s new two-year operating budget will define this two-year legislative session more than any other bill or issue.
While the Internet has opened up the world, it has closed the minds of those too lazy to think or do their civic duty to be informed participants.
A bitter battle ensued …
Last week the House failed to pass a budget for the first time in half a century, maybe longer.
DISTANT DOME: New Hampshire lawmakers always said “we are different, we’re not like Washington,” but these days the New Hampshire Legislature looks more and more like Congress.