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Stories with organization: New Hampshire State General Court
  • Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:17 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.

  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:49 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation.

  • Bill would establish NH paint disposal program 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:19 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The price of a gallon of paint could rise 75 cents to fund a paint recycling and disposal program in New Hampshire under a bill before the Senate.

  • New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:38 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Legislation that would protect New Hampshire doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone as unfit to drive ran into a potential roadblock in the Senate on Tuesday.

  • NH plans to appeal hospital tax ruling 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:31 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state will appeal a superior court judge's ruling that a tax on New Hampshire's hospitals that brings in $185 million annually is unconstitutional.

  • Shaheen, state senate alarmed over painkiller 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:34 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is voicing concern about abuse potential of a powerful new painkiller - a day after a New Hampshire Senate committee proposed an 18-month moratorium on the drug.

  • House committee weighing Senate bill for 2 casinos 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:43 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gambling supporters are sweetening the pot by including $25 million in aid to communities in the latest bill to legalize casinos in New Hampshire, but opponents told a House committee Thursday it is a false promise.

  • Bill looks at mental health records in gun buys 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:28 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - People barred from buying guns for mental health reasons should be allowed to prove to a judge they're capable of owning a firearm, supporters told a House committee Wednesday.

  • New Hampshire bill aims to nip false patent claims 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:16 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Lawmakers are considering making it harder for companies with false patent claims - known as patent trolls - to demand that businesses pay licensing fees or be sued.

  • NH measure would bar discrimination against gays 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:51 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - A proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation divided gay activists Wednesday because it does not cover transgender individuals.

  • NH tax receipts continue positive trend 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:23 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's March tax receipts are continuing to reflect modest growth in the economy.

  • NH gov signs Medicaid expansion into law 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:10 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire officially expanded its Medicaid program Thursday to cover about 50,000 poor adults eligible for federal subsidies under the health care overhaul law.

  • NH House rejects legalizing 1 ounce of marijuana 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:53 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's House reversed itself Wednesday and killed a bill that would have legalized up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older.

  • Shaheen urges feds to expedite Medicaid waivers 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:05 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is urging federal authorities to expedite approval of the waivers needed to implement New Hampshire's plan to use Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for 50,000 poor adults.

  • House votes to fund mental health settlement 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:22 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's House has voted to provide expanded services to the mentally ill as a requirement of a settlement of a lawsuit against the state.

  • NH House raises juvenile delinquent age to 18 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:55 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's House voted Wednesday to treat 17-year-olds accused of crimes as juveniles instead of as adults, reversing law on the books for nearly two decades.

  • NH proposal would extend protective orders to pets 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 4:47 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a bill that would extend domestic violence protective orders to pets.