Jan 23 - New Judges, Women's Prison

Dear friends, 
A slightly different format on my Council report today -- a shorter email, with a link to more detailed documentation online in a PDF. Let me know if you have any feedback!

We had a productive Council last week with Governor Hassan, confirming  two Circuit Court Judges, three Superior Court Judges, a new Director of the  Division of Economic Development (Carmen Lorentz of Belmont) and plans for a $35 MM new women's prison to be built behind the existing men's prison in Concord. 
The Council approved: 
IN CENTRAL NH: New prison construction, scheduled to complete by fall 2016; realignment of electric lines at the NH Hospital Cemetery on Clinton St; a grant for a wastewater treatment facility in Franklin. 

IN MONADNOCK: Repairs to the Stone Arch Bridge, public transit for the elderly & disabled; and $3.5 MM in airport runway improvements in Keene (95% federal 
IN STRAFFORD: $1 MM loan to the Strafford Economic Development Corporation and an arts grant for UNH. 
STATEWIDE: New prison construction; nine programs to promote local agriculture; HHS database improvements to make patient personal records more secure; water 
testing at community water sources statewide; and the final renewable energy project of the most recent portfolio, for a large solar array in Peterborough. 
Details and documentation for all those items, and a the full list of nominations & confirmations here: 

Happy New Year, 
Executive Councilor, District 2

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