For the most comprehensive report from the floor of yesterday’s veto session in the New Hampshire, check out our story from yesterday. But today’s papers contain a lot more reaction from around the State House.
In the Union Leader, Tom Fahey leads with the Senate coming one vote short of pulling the state out of RGGI.
The Concord Monitor’s Matthew Spolar writes about the override of a bill expanding the permissible use of deadly force.
In the Union Leader, Tom Fahey reports on Governor John Lynch’s vetoes of bills to expand the legal use of deadly force, extending the Commission on the Status of Men, and limiting local sprinkler codes.
In the print edition, Fahey chronicles the four new appointments to the NH Retirement System Board, which shifts the balance of votes from employees to employers, and could result in the Board withdrawing its lawsuit against the state’s new pension reform law.
(CONCORD) New Hampshire’s Executive Council will begin reshaping the New Hampshire Retirement System this morning, as Governor John Lynch nominates six new members to the Retirement System Board. Tom Fahey reports in the Union Leader that the Council is facing pressure to confirm the new members immediately in order to squelch a lawsuit challenging the Legislature’s authority over the NHRS.
Today, the New Hampshire House and Senate are expected to approve the state budget, filling the largest budget gap that the state has ever faced. Charlie Arlinghaus has an excellent column in the print edition of today’s Union Leader, outlining the challenge that was met, and why Governor John Lynch should not veto the two-year spending plan.
Also today, the House and Senate will take up a slew of other Committee of Conference Reports, and a handful of vetoes.
Garry Rayno reports in the Union Leader on a bill to repeal the RGGI program heading to the Governor’s desk.
Rayno also writes up the Governor’s veto of a bill repealing New Hampshire’s minimum wage law, which has no effect either way since it mirrors the federal minimum wage.
Tom Fahey reports on a bill to expand the death penalty to cover home invasion murders passing the House and Senate by wide margins.
Kevin Landrigran writes up the minimum wage veto in the Nashua Telegraph.
The Concord Monitor reports on the pension reform bill heading to the Governor.
And the Union Leader editorializes for ending state subsidies for New Hampshire Public Television.
In the Union Leader, Tom Fahey reports on a delay in the Right To Work veto override vote, and the House tacking a cigarette tax cut onto a Senate bill, while Garry Rayno writes up the Senate killing a House proposal to cut gasoline taxes.
The Concord Monitor’s Matthew Spolar reports on the parental notification bill heading to Governor John Lynch with veto-proof majorities.