2022 NH STATE OF THE STATE
Remarks as Prepared - February 17, 2022
Good morning – thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Senate President, honorable members of the House, the Senate, the Executive Council, and of course, Chief Justice MacDonald – and to our fellow citizens tuning in remotely today, WELCOME
This State of the State marks the first time we’ve come together—in person since COVID arrived 2 years ago.
Since then, we’ve tragically lost over 2,300 Granite Staters to this awful virus and our hearts go out to their families.
COVID has been extremely tough. But the state of New Hampshire is strong. It is resilient, and we are putting systems and policies in place that don’t just make us like everyone else, but truly separate us from the pack and capitalize on all our potential.
So, let’s jump right into an update on how the state is doing, the opportunities we have and where we can go.
Let’s start with some really good news:
Key issues in the upcoming primary election on Sept. 13, 2022.
The State We're In is produced in partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative which is funded in part by the Solutions Journalism Network and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Production assistance is provided by the students and staff of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce Unversity in Rindge, NH.
A discussion about the Concord Monitor's recent investigative series, Counting Cops.
A discussion of Native American history and culture in New Hampshire.
A look at the state's so-called â€œdivisive conceptsâ€ regulations.
Host Melanie Plenda talks with students involved in a FPU summer conference on politics.
On this 100th episode, #TSWI focuses on the end of the legislative session.
The impact of climate change on local farmers.
A discussion of Juneteenth and celebrations across the state.
New Hampshire's growing need for younger residents,
School psychologist Dr. Nate Jones shares thoughts on talking about tragedy with children.
Congressional redistricting, what the competing proposals are and what it means for NH.
What NH and Massachusetts are considering to address the shortage of affordable housing.
Alleged disturbing behavior on the part of NH State Police.
The impacts zoning and the environment may have on crime.
An update on the latest bills before the Legislature.
Even before the pandemic, schools struggled with eruptions of violence.
Wolfeboro native Rebecca Connelly speaks about her experiences helping Ukrainian refugees.
What Crossover Day is and what it means for Granite Staters.
Gas prices have dropped a few cents a gallon in the last week. Will it continue?
It's Sunshine Week, the annual initiative spearheaded by the News Leaders Association.
Like the rest of the nation, New Hampshire is facing a home care crisis.
A look at discriminatory lending practices, and how they affect Granite Staters.
A look at Town Meeting's past, present and future, and why it matters to Granite Staters.
Gov. Chris Sununu delivers his State of the State address.
Analysis of Gov. Chris Sununu's State of the State speech.
The "freedom from discrimination" law and what it means for education in New Hampshire.
Knowing the basics about government and how it functions.
Taking a look at zoning practices in Manchester, and across the state.
Catching up with 2021 Kid Governor Charlie Olsen and 2022 Kid Governor Charlotte Cotti.
A look at how school choice programs work in New Hampshire.
Why lead paint is still a problem in New Hampshire and what's being done.
A look back at the major stories of 2021.
Citizen Count's Anna Brown previews 2022 bills on the docket.
New Hampshire Hospitals are at a crisis point with a surge in Covid hospitalizations.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Covid-19 Response Leader Dr. Jose Mercado.
Concord Monitor Health Reporter Teddy Rosenbluth.
Why local media outlets are turning to donations and philanthropy.
How are food banks handling this holiday season?
The isolation of Covid leaves us with a need to reconnect.
Across the globe, people are leaving their jobs in droves.
Experts warn, the time to focus on prevention is before the bad actors attack.
Jason Sgro of the Atom Group spends his days (and nights) investigating attacks.
Peterborough Town Administrator Nicole MacStay shares a cautionary tale.
New census data shows New Hampshire is growing more diverse.
Why Anthony Tone Payton is seeking Common Ground - one podcast at a time.
Meet the publisher of the new publication called 603 Diversity.
Every year there are about a dozen proposals to change the NH Constitution.
Some parents may find themselves a little hesitant of vaccinating their children.
Wherever you go, you see help wanted signs. NH's labor shortage is affecting all sectors.