Gov. Chris Sununu urged New Hampshire residents to follow social distancing guidelines but did not order a shelter in place directive as the state recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus.
The Small Business Administration approved New Hampshire’s application for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses can apply for up to $2 million to help them recover from losses due to the COVID-19 emergency.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced a series of executive actions Tuesday designed to take on the coronavirus outbreak that has shut down much of the country.
“We oppose this bill that is designed to shift the tax burden from residents to businesses,” David Juvet, senior vice president of policy at the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, said during the hearing. “It is the wrong road.”
New Hampshire was named the third best state for retirement in a report released by WalletHub. To identify the most retirement-friendly states, WalletHub did comparisons across three key dimensions: affordability, quality of life, and health care.
As New Hampshire faces declining highway funds stemming from a decrease in gas tax revenue, lawmakers have been considering higher vehicle registration fees to offset the losses.
A bill passed the New Hampshire Senate that allows qualified patients and designated caregivers to grow up to three marijuana plants at a time.
Senate Bill 159 was designed as an attempt to increase the amount of renewable energy cities and businesses can generate themselves. But Sununu said he was concerned the bill would cost low-income residents too much because of raised electric rates.
Even though the Patriots weren’t the winners, heading into Super Bowl weekend, the New Hampshire Lottery reported more than $1 million in sports betting net profit for education.
Sanders declared victory around 11 p.m. with 26 percent of the vote, leading former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As Sanders addressed the crowd of supporters, he said the results were “The beginning of the end of Donald Trump,” calling Trump “the most dangerous president” in the history of the country.
“Where we may have been behind in a lot of our early childhood opportunities, we can take a leapfrog forward, not just accept being average, but really start letting our children thrive and letting these systems thrive and hopefully be that gold standard,” Sununu added.