Latest Links: NH Unemployment Remains Steady, GOP: Private Audit Shows Social Safety Net Fraud

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

New England unemployment rates show slight change “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New England unemployment rates remained essentially unchanged for February, with New Hampshire and Vermont among the lowest rates in the nation.” (hosted.ap.org)

Republicans Warn of Fraud “Top Republicans say new information shows there is significant fraud among the state’s public safety net programs. State officials are examining the value of the data.” (nhpr.org)

State drops LGC conspiracy charge, motions to dismiss denied “CONCORD – One of six legal charges filed against the Local Government Center for alleged financial improprieties was dropped by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation due to ‘some redundancy.’” (nashuatelegraph.com)

Grant would help NH pizza maker expand business “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is in line to get a Community Development Block Grant award of $500,000 to help a pizza maker expand its operations and create 25 jobs.” (hosted.ap.org)

UNH Cooperative Extension Finds Efficiencies, Cuts Service “Budget writers have targeted the University System of New Hampshire over the past two years. As a result the UNH Cooperative Extension has taken it on the chin. Budget cuts have made administrators scale back their continuing education programs; reductions have forced the Cooperative Extension to get creative.” (nhpr.org)

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