N.H. Juvenile Justice Advocates Urge Less Spending on Detention, More on Mental Health

The Office of the Child Advocate says New Hampshire is making progress in reforming the foster and juvenile justice systems, but some say the state isn't moving fast enough.

Advocacy Training

Join staff members of the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative to learn how to use your voice to speak up for children’s behavioral health issues in the Granite State!

Sununu Again Vetoes 'Regressive' And Costly Net Metering Bill

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire's governor vetoed a controversial net metering bill on Monday that he said would cost ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars in higher electric bills. Gov. Chris Sununu, R-NH, vetoed HB 365 calling it "a regressive cost burden on citizens" that would benefit "large-scale solar developers while hurting all ratepayers," including the elderly and those on fixed income. Sununu said he was supportive of advancing renewable energy in New Hampshire but not in a way that would force some that could be harmed to subsidize others who would reap the most reward.

Sununu signs bills to increase funding to DCYF

It’s been an unenviable position for years: Workers at the Division for Children, Youth and Families have some of the highest average workloads in the country.

This week, a bill hoped by lawmakers to address that became law. On Monday, Gov. Chris Sununu and Senate President Donna Soucy signed off on Senate Bill 6, a measure to dramatically increase the staffing at the agency, adding funding for 77 new positions over two years.