Stories about state government.
Soon after the New Year came around in 2024, Republican lawmakers in the New Hampshire state government submitted a series of bills aimed at fundamentally ending all legal recognition of any kind for transgender individuals. Bills submitted this year echo those submitted last year, which were part of a nationwide effort to deny transgender people access to medical care, use of public restrooms, and disallowing playing on sports teams that conform with their gender identity, among others. READ MORE
Today, Executive Councilor and Democratic candidate for governor Cinde Warmington observed the 51st anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision and renewed her calls for increased protection for reproductive freedom and abortion access. READ MORE
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire heard arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s classroom censorship law, which discourages public school teachers from teaching and talking about race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity in the classroom. READ MORE
Today, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 endorsed Joyce Craig for Governor of New Hampshire, adding to Joyce’s robust list of union support. Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 represents over 2,700 workers throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island. In their endorsement, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 commended Joyce’s record of standing up for working families. READ MORE
Today, Joyce Craig joined Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights advocates in support of reproductive freedom in Concord. The rally at the State House took place before the New Hampshire legislature considers extreme attacks on access to abortion and reproductive health care from Republicans. READ MORE
Kelly Ayotte on Jan. 10 received the endorsements of another 20 current and former State Representatives in support of her gubernatorial campaign. Ayotte has now been endorsed by over 65 current and former House members since launching her campaign in July. READ MORE
Speaker Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry) and Education Committee Chair Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) announce the formation of a working group on education funding legislation and ongoing analysis of the state’s education funding formula. The working group will consist of a subcommittee of the House Education committee, with members from House Finance and Ways & Means. READ MORE