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.
Collins named NHIAA director
Manchester settles with federal civil rights agency over minority students in advanced courses
Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix
Rep. Shea-Porter honored for efforts to aid in health care by National Association of Community Health Centers