While some folks my opt for warmer climates for retirement, there are plenty of good reasons to consider the Granite State, according to a new report. WalletHub assigned it an overall score of 56.29 across dimensions of affordability, quality of life and health care in a recent analysis.
Gov. Chris Sununu said new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New Hampshire are continuing to drop but warned the state isn’t out of the woods.
Sununu said he will sign an executive order “in coming days” that beginning March 8, all K-12 schools must provide at least two days of in-person learning per week. About 60% of the state’s schools are currently learning in a hybrid model, while 40% have in-person learning 5 days a week.
New Hampshire hospitality and tourism businesses are counting on an efficient rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to help draw the numbers of patrons they enjoyed before the pandemic.
A Republican-led proposal that would limit unions from collecting fees from private sector workers is on the move again in the New Hampshire Legislature.
New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a bill that would refund any fines assessed to businesses for violating mask orders imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Roughly $10,000 in fines have been issued to businesses for not following the mandate.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu proposed a series of across-the-board tax cuts as part of his two-year budget proposal, unveiled Thursday. And as the state looks to advance economically from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new bill seeks to continue a tax reduction plan for businesses.
“Because New Hampshire is a rural state, and we have some tax advantages here in that there is no state income tax, and there is no state sales tax, it is quite an attractive place and we have seen people coming from the bigger urban areas,” Barbara Ruedig told The Center Square.
Republican lawmakers are making another push to expand private school options for students by redirecting state education aid, but the move faces pushback from Democrats and teachers’ unions who say it will hurt traditional public schools.
The state’s largest teachers union is pushing to move educators higher up in the COVID-19 vaccine line, and blasting Gov. Chris Sununu for prioritizing ski patrol workers over teachers in the first round of inoculations.
Emboldened by their new majority in the state Legislature, Republicans are plodding ahead with proposals to cut taxes, pass a “right to hire” law, expand private school vouchers and tackle other measures blocked by Democrats in the previous legislative session.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives will be considering a bill in the new session that would reduce the state’s business taxes incrementally over the next two years.