Gov. Hassan signs $245m capital budget into law
The prison has been a public works priority for years, but lawmakers failed to get the funding approved until this year. Women prisoners at the current facility in Goffstown last year filed a class action lawsuit claiming they do not receive the same services, counseling and work opportunities that are available at the state prison for men.
The budget also includes $8 million for University System of New Hampshire capital projects, with another $13 million designated for the community college system.
Web-based initiatives and improved technology are a big part of the budget, including a project called Business One-Stop, which would aggregate services online for business owners, and another program that would create a statewide database of all professional license-holders. Continued funding of the E-Court Initiative will enable all documents and forms to enter the court system electronically.
Man accused of raping 13-year old in Nashua
Alleged accomplice in brutal Bedford home invasion, attack on doctor and wife, says his testimony was coerced
Seabrook mom pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted murder of her two children
Win tickets to see Demi Lovato
Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable
Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding?
Every vote counts: Here is the proof