The study released yesterday by the Pew Charitable Trusts also says the cost of health care for New Hampshire inmates more than tripled from $2,232 per inmate in 2001 to $9,055 in 2008, the fastest growth rate in the nation.
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In an unexpected move, President Obama in March delivered a presidential memorandum to the labor secretary instructing the Department of Labor to revise and update federal Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.
US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for increased safety measures at two area nuclear power plants after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report found potential vulnerabilities to earthquakes.