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Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […]

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Congress roiled by U.S. Supreme Court decision revoking abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2022

Republicans in Congress were jubilant at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning decades of precedent to revoke a constitutional right to an abortion, while Democrats were equally despondent about what they called an extremist decision that revoked a long-held right and represented an attack on women’s autonomy. The party-line reaction hints at how lawmakers will […]

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State Democrats call for special legislative session to codify Roe

BY: - June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade does not stop access to abortions under New Hampshire law. But as reactions to the ruling spilled out Friday, many in the state turned immediately to political action. On Friday, state Democrats called on Gov. Chris Sununu to hold a special legislative session to pass […]

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right.  The ruling will not affect the present access to abortion in New Hampshire, elected officials and abortion stressed Friday. “In New Hampshire, abortion is still safe and legal before 24 weeks,” said Kayla Montgomery, […]

How does the end of Roe affect New Hampshire?

BY: - June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v Wade will leave the state’s 24-week abortion ban in place. It will also add even more fuel to the protests and fundraising drives abortion providers and advocacy organizations have launched in the last several weeks. Here’s what you need to know about how this decision […]

State to take questions on new forensic hospital during online session

BY: - June 24, 2022

The state is holding its final public information session on a new $30 million 24-bed forensic psychiatric hospital Thursday before seeking bids for the project later this year or early next. The new facility, which will sit on New Hampshire Hospital grounds Concord will replace the current secure psychiatric unit within the state prison. It […]

State Sen. Donna Soucy, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, Sen. Maggie Hassan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and DNC committee member Joanne Dowdell sit before the DNC's Rules and Bylaws committee to defend New Hampshire's first in the nation presidential primary.

New Hampshire political leaders make case to DNC: Keep our first-in-the-nation primary

BY: - June 24, 2022

The New Hampshire Democrats filed in solemnly, armed with speeches to keep their party’s support and defend the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. But first, they passed out goodie bags.  As members of the Democratic National Committee’s powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee sat around long tables Wednesday evening, waiting to hear New Hampshire’s defense of its […]

Access to abortion for members of the military expanded in Pentagon spending bill

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops.  The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: - June 23, 2022

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […]

Translation services now mandated at telehealth appointments

BY: - June 23, 2022

A new law signed by Gov. Chris Sununu last Friday requires translation services be made available at telehealth appointments for limited English proficiency speakers and deaf or hard of hearing Granite Staters.  Under the new law, House Bill 1390, people who are deaf or hard of hearing could have an American Sign Language interpreter present […]

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U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

BY: - June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that made it illegal to carry a firearm in public without showing a special need for protection. The court ruled that the state’s concealed carry law violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution — a major decision that expands the Second […]

Amid hiring woes, lawmakers approve state employee retention programs

BY: - June 23, 2022

State lawmakers have approved a pair of programs that officials say will help them recruit and retain employees during a difficult hiring period. In a series of votes Friday, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee approved the creation of a referral program to incentivize current state employees to bring on new employees in the next year […]