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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 mo

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.

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.


It’s a case of finger-pointing on both sides, and the stakes were anything but trivial.

But the bottom line is that on Monday, Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that would provide about $6 million in state funding to add 77 positions to the Division of Children, Youth and Families.

New Hampshire's Child Advocate, Moira O'Neill, is bringing awareness to how the state's child welfare system handles cases involving incarcerated parents.

O'Neill released a report last week outlining her concerns. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley sat down with her to talk about how the Division of Children, Youth and Families could improve communication with incarcerated parents.

CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu has signaled his willingness to sign legislation passed by bipartisan majorities that increases funding for child protection and mental health above what he originally proposed.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he’ll sign two bills aimed at helping New Hampshire children, putting aside his initial concerns about one of them.

CONCORD — The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in passing a bill that invests $18 million over the next two years to reform the state’s mental health services for children.

The bill passed in the House on a voice vote Wednesday, cleared the Senate 24-0 in March, and will now be included in budget negotiations between the two chambers in June.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at strengthening New Hampshire's comprehensive system of care for children with mental health problems has moved another step forward.

Effort launched at start of Mental Health Awareness Month


Experts, advocates and leaders in the crusade to battle the stigma of mental illness brought their message Wednesday to the State House steps for the kickoff of Mental Health Awareness Month.