U.S. House GOP spending bills falter as Congress struggles to avoid a shutdown

BY: and - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are preparing their own short-term spending bill that they believe will garner bipartisan support, a decision that could stave off a partial government shutdown – and as House Republicans failed to advance two spending bills. The Senate move would work as long as the House votes to […]

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3 takeaways from the 2023 NH Energy Summit

BY: - September 20, 2023

The New Hampshire Energy Summit convened industry stakeholders in Concord this week to hash out policy issues of the moment and set the stage for the upcoming legislative session.  It was the 11th annual event hosted by the Dupont Group, a consulting firm specializing in government affairs and public relations.  Players from across the state’s […]

States and cities eye stronger protections for gig economy workers

BY: - September 19, 2023

Joshua Wood remembers days during the COVID-19 lockdown when New York City’s streets were practically empty, save for workers like him. That experience convinced the 25-year-old Brooklynite – who makes deliveries for both Uber Eats and a package delivery service – that the gig economy needed some urgent changes. Roughly 1 in 6 American adults […]

Looking for the latest COVID-19 vaccine in New Hampshire?

BY: - September 19, 2023

Walgreens began administering the updated COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Rite Aid is scheduling appointments that start on Friday. CVS locations will have the vaccine available early this week, according to its spokesperson. All three pharmacies are encouraging people to book an appointment online at,, or Customers can schedule a flu vaccine for […]

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State approves body and dash camera funding for six local police departments

BY: - September 19, 2023

Six New Hampshire police departments are set to receive the latest round of state funding to help buy body cameras and dashboard cameras, after the Executive Council approved the funds last week.  The approvals will help the departments in purchasing, maintaining, and replacing their body and dashboard cameras. The money can also be used to […]

Governor’s race 2024: Here’s where the four candidates stand on the issues

BY: - September 19, 2023

This story was updated on Sept. 19 at 2:54 p.m. to correct Chuck Morse’s voting record on the 2022 changes to New Hampshire’s 24-week abortion ban.  The New Hampshire state primary is a year away, but the race to succeed Gov. Chris Sununu in the corner office is well underway. Four major candidates have emerged […]

‘However long it takes,’ longtime Ford worker says of the UAW strike

BY: - September 18, 2023

As the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the Detroit Three enters its fourth day, workers say that they are in it “for the long haul.” Samantha Litton of Taylor has worked at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant for three years. “It shouldn’t take eight years to get top pay,” Litton told the Advance on […]

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Council could get rejected family planning contracts for a fifth time

BY: - September 18, 2023

This story was updated on Sept. 19, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. to clarify that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England can apply for state family planning funding but not additional federal funding. The state’s Family Planning Program, which provides more than 17,000 Granite Staters low-cost basic health care, such as STI testing and treatment, cancer […]

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How long-term procurement could help ratepayers and get clean energy projects built

BY: - September 18, 2023

A new long-term energy procurement law in the state is slated to create a market of power purchase agreements between utilities and energy generators for as long as 20 years.  Proponents this past legislative session viewed Senate Bill 54, signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu in August, as a financial mechanism to benefit ratepayers […]

Automakers’ record profits not shared with workers, Biden says as UAW strike launches

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden dispatched two senior administration officials to Detroit on Friday after the United Auto Workers union began a historic strike against the Big Three auto companies amid a contract dispute. “Over the past decade auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary skill […]

U.S. Senate to examine AI’s wide-ranging impact, Schumer and Rounds say

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds said Thursday they’re part of a bipartisan and private-sector consensus about the need for government oversight of artificial intelligence on a range of issues. Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Rounds held an informal bipartisan news conference Thursday to discuss […]

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NH energy officials slam ISO New England’s proposed budget

BY: - September 15, 2023

Targeting “significant cost increases attributed to the clean energy transition and environmental justice policies legislated by other states,” New Hampshire energy officials knocked ISO New England in a letter last week over the regional grid operator’s proposed budget for 2024-2025. Signed by Department of Energy Commissioner Jared Chicoine, Consumer Advocate Donald Kreis, and all three […]