New Hampshire has announced the cancellation of its contract with the Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center, following the recent hospitalization of teen residents who overdosed at the Manchester facility.
A recent ruling that stops the state from imposing new rules on PFAS chemicals has the support of New Hampshire’s leading business advocate, but the legal case is far from resolved.
“Notably, the plaintiffs produced no witnesses stating that confusion regarding HB 1264 has led them to decide not to register to vote,” Laplante wrote. “Indeed, all of the witnesses who testified that they currently have out-of-state licenses also testified that they are registered to vote in New Hampshire.”
“Whether they choose to smoke or take nicotine, these are the same people we give the right to vote to, the right to sign away their life to go war for us,” French added. “They have the right to marry, among many other legal responsibilities they can take on.”
Numbers in the latest jobs report from New Hampshire Employment Security showed that from September to October, the state’s labor force increased by 1,730, to an all-time high of 774,540. The total number of employed residents also went up – to 754,600.
“Democratic leadership should be ashamed of themselves for turning their backs on New Hampshire’s students,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a news release. “This game-changing grant would have cost New Hampshire taxpayers nothing.
A new Tax Foundation study ranks New Hampshire sixth in its 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index. Neighboring states did not fare so well in the study, which ranked Maine at 33rd, Massachusetts 36th, Vermont 44th and Connecticut 47th.
The allegation brought against Doug Ley earlier this year centers on charges of conflict of interest due to Ley’s position as president of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
Growth in the construction, hospitality and health care sectors continue to contribute to a strong employment picture in New Hampshire. The state’s labor force also grew by 1,080 from August to September, to a record-high 772,760.
It is estimated that nearly 75 percent of the land in New Hampshire qualifies for zero or discounted tax rates under Current Use law, which was enacted in the 1970s to allow farm or forest land, along with wetlands and unproductive land, to be taxed at below fair market value.
New Hampshire made the top 10 in a new Kiplinger report that ranked states on the basis of the states’ income, sales and property taxes. The surrounding states of Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts were named “Not Tax Friendly,” ranking in the bottom half of the survey.