• New Hampshire Feb 26

    Republican Abortion Bills Lead to Clash in NH House

    Contentious moments at the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ legislative session on Wednesday were sparked by two controversial abortion bills. “I’m still processing it, to tell you the truth,” explained Republican Deputy House Speaker Steven Smith. Earlier in the day, the Republican-led House passed the Fetal Life Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 24 weeks, unless there is a…

  • Sherman Packard Dec 18, 2020

    Caucus Votes to Nominate Packard as NH House Speaker

    The House Republican Caucus on Friday voted to nominate Sherman Packard as speaker of the House to succeed Dick Hinch, who died of COVID-19 on Dec. 9. Packard, of Londonderry, has been serving as acting speaker. He is serving his 15th term in the House. The full House membership is scheduled to vote when it gathers on Jan. 6. Gov….

  • coronavirus Dec 14, 2020

    NH House Members Consider Drive-in Meetings After Speaker's COVID Death

    The House of Representatives is tentatively planning to hold a drive-in style meeting in January at the University of New Hampshire in the wake of its speaker dying of COVID-19. Dick Hinch, who was sworn in Dec. 2 as leader of the state’s newly Republican-led, 400-member House, died Wednesday. He was 71 and had been starting his seventh, two-year term…

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