Latest Links: Police Union Comes Out In Support Of Casino Bill, Farmers Fret Over Hot-And-Cold Weather

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

Police union gets behind casinos bill “On the eve of today’s House vote, the statewide police union announced it supports legalizing casinos in New Hampshire because other states have shown expanded gambling won’t increase crime.” (concordmonitor.com)

Warm weather made fruit trees bud early, turning seasonal frost into a danger “When you were basking in record warmth last week, farmers were worried. They knew the abnormal weather was making some plants vulnerable when seasonable weather returned. On Monday night, their fears were realized.” (nashuatelegraph.com)

January: NH jobless rate was fifth best in the country “New Hampshire had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country in January – 5.2 percent – as its jobs picture continues to slowly improve.” (nashuatelegraph.com)

Transportation Bill Hits Traffic Jam “You can add transportation to the long list of issues hitting a roadblock in Washington. Funding for New Hampshire’s I-93 expansion may get stuck in the beltway traffic jam.” (nhpr.org)

State: Primex Deal Possible Game Changer “This week, state regulators reached what they consider a landmark agreement with a group that provides insurance to cities and towns. State officials believe the deal could change how other so-called public insurance risk pools are run.” (nhpr.org)

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