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Federal Labor and OMB Regulations to Affect Nonprofits

Policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C., this spring are expected to affect the costs and operations of New Hampshire nonprofit organizations that have government grants and contracts. The policy changes involve the expected publication of the Labor Department's revised overtime regulations and potential revisions to the OMB Uniform Guidance affecting how nonprofits spend grant funds.
Posted on: May 10, 2016

DHHS Moves Forward with DSRIP Waiver Program

After receiving all of the necessary approvals, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is moving forward with the implementation of the Section 1115 Research and Demonstration Transformation Medicaid Waiver for a Delivery System Reform Incentive Program.
Posted on: April 26, 2016
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Health And Human Services Commissioner To Be Formally Sworn In

Governor Maggie Hassan formally swore in Jeffrey Meyers as New Hampshire's Commissioner of Health and Human Services at the statehouse on February 1st.
Posted on: February 2, 2016
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NH Secretary of State Revocation Letter Correction

The NH Secretary of State has issued a correction to the nonprofit entity revocation letters they sent at the beginning of the year.
Posted on: January 25, 2016
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Meyers Confirmed as DHHS Commissioner

The NH Executive Council approved Governor Hassan's appointment of Jeffrey Meyers as DHHS Commissioner.
Posted on: January 6, 2016
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Gov. Hassan Nominates Jeff Meyers as DHHS Commissioner

Governor Hassan has nominated Jeff Meyers to replace current DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas, who will step down on January 8th.
Posted on: January 4, 2016
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Letter to Gov. Hassan Regarding DHHS Commissioner Appointment

With news that DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas would not seek reappointment after his term concludes this January 2016, the NH Center for Nonprofits engaged the Governor's office regarding her nomination.
Posted on: November 4, 2015
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Short-Term Continuing Resolution on the Table

Following the $11.3 billion budget approved by lawmakers last week, a vero pledge by Governor Hassan has brought legislators back to the table to work on a Continuing Resolution.
Posted on: June 22, 2015

NH Risks Reneging on Mental Health Commitment

The state’s mental health settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and funding in 2013 for elements of the 2008 10-year mental health plan are regularly cited as examples of how well New Hampshire is meeting its obligations to citizens with mental illness. However, while $28 million was appropriated two years ago, it appears that nearly $12 million of that investment has not been made.
Posted on: March 9, 2015
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When a Good Legislator Sponsors Bad Legislation

Brad Cook, attorney at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, explains the problems with expanding the BET (business enterprise tax) to apply to large nonprofits, as proposed in HB 569. 
Posted on: February 23, 2015
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First Look at the Governor's Budget

The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies shared their first thoughts on Governor Hassan's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016–2017.
Posted on: February 20, 2015
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New Law Demands Transparency From Politically-Active Nonprofits

NHPR's coverage of SB 120, which Governor Hassan recently signed into law.
Posted on: August 4, 2014
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Executive Councilor Joe Kenney Explores Challenges with State Contracting and Nonprofits

State contracting, short time limits to fulfill contracts and overly burdensome requirements that result in nonprofits delivering mammoth reams of documents to the state was a topic of conversation between newly elected Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney and nonprofit leaders at this month’s Nonprofit Capital Exchange.
Posted on: April 15, 2014
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State Hospital Tax Ruled Unconstitutional by Superior Court Judge

A superior court judge has ruled that the Medicaid Enhancement Tax on New Hampshire hospitals is unconstitutional in a case brought by Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem.
Posted on: February 13, 2014
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Mandatory Board Training Bill Returns

On January 30, 2014 Senator Bob Odell (R) introduced an amendment to SB 186 on the Senate floor and the bill passed by a voice vote. In 2013, the Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee voted the bill inexpedient to legislate, indicating that the bill should advance no further in the Senate, but with this amendment, it has found new legs.
Posted on: February 5, 2014

House Speaker Terie Norelli at the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange

Speaking with a gathering of nonprofit leaders at the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli (D) of Portsmouth, described the state’s critical need to invest in infrastructure and build access to care for those who need it.
Posted on: February 5, 2014
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Nonprofit Leaders Meet with Governor Hassan

In January 2014, a delegation of nonprofit leaders met with Governor Maggie Hassan and laid out a vision for what New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector can deliver as a partner to New Hampshire’s state government.
Posted on: February 4, 2014
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Business Enterprise Tax Legislation Update

On January 31, 2014 the House Ways and Means committee voted 12-8 that HB 1509 is “inexpedient to legislate” – or that it ought not to pass in the 2014 legislative session. A large contingent of nonprofit leaders turned out earlier in the month to voice their strong opposition to House Bill 1509 before the House Ways and Means Committee. During the more than 60 minutes of testimony, only the bill’s author spoke on behalf of the bill.
Posted on: February 3, 2014

2014 Legislature: Déjà Vu All Over Again

In his latest column for NH Business Review, Brad Cook offers a summary of bills currently under consideration by the NH Legislature. Of particular interest is Cook’s take on HB 1509 – a bill that would apply a tax on charitable nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire.
Posted on: January 27, 2014
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House Committee Mulls Tighter Charitable Gambling Regulations

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee questioned yesterday whether adding new regulations to charitable gambling would drive smaller operators out of business and limit the number of charities benefiting from it.
Posted on: January 22, 2014
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