New Hampshire's Business News for May 13

A look at today's top business headlines, including: ‘New economy’ bills, 10-year high plan, drone regulations approved, permanent authorization of SBIR/STTR nears, Dyn’s Jeremy Hitchcock steps down as CEO, New England states are losing their forest cover

NH Senate OKs ‘new economy’ regulations      Bills affecting companies like Airbnb, Uber win approval. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

NH Senate approves 10-year highway plan  The state’s 10-year, $3.8 billion highway improvement plan was approved by the Senate Thursday. – NH UNION LEADER

Senate approves drone regulations  Regulating drone use to better protect the privacy of citizens found favor in the Senate Thursday. – NH UNION LEADER

Permanent authorization clears key hurdle for SBIR/STTR programs  Provision would dedicate R&D funding across all federal agencies. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

In custody: Police nab man wanted for shooting 2 Manchester cops  The manhunt is over for a man who shot two police officers early this morning. – NH1

Armed police surround office building at Pease  Heavily armed officers from local and state police on Friday morning have surrounded the perimeter of an office building at 2 International Drive at Pease International Tradeport. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Dyn co-founder Hitchcock resigns as company’s CEO          Will remain on staff; Baum to oversee operations. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Cybersecurity Forum to show how identify, protect data NH High Tech Council, NH Business Review partner for May 24 event. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Five NH businesses file for bankruptcy in April Total business-related bankruptcies increase sharply. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Durham awarded $500,000 for investment in affordable assisted living facility  The NH Community Development Finance Authority has awarded $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the Town of Durham to support the building of a new assisted living facility which will create 25 new full-time jobs. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Henniker planning board wants proposed Dollar General to have a ‘New England look’  If Dollar General is going to build a store in Henniker, it ought to have a pitched roof, vinyl siding and “some sort of New England color.” – CONCORD MONITOR

New England states are losing their forest cover  Researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy say the amount of forest cover in the New England states and New York has declined by about 1 percent over the past decade. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Filming starts soon for NH Fish and Game reality show  New Hampshire conservation officers and wildlife biologists are gearing up to be the focus of a reality TV show, while a similar program in Maine winds down amid questions of whether the filming contributed to controversial poaching raids in 2014. – CONCORD MONITOR

Senate passes ban on gay conversion therapy  The NH Senate has passed a ban on the practice of gay conversion therapy. The late night vote came after the Senate failed to reach an agreement on it earlier Thursday. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Senate approves bill requiring conviction before forfeiture  With little debate the Senate Thursday approved requiring a person be convicted of a crime before that person’s money could be subject to forfeiture. – NH UNION LEADER

The NH race that no one is talking about  There are a few reasons why the highly competitive gubernatorial race has flown under the radar. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Roberts announces run for NH Senate, Kahn forms exploratory committee  A Keene city councilor has announced he’s exploring a run for Molly M. Kelly’s NH Senate District 10 seat, and a state representative says he’s all in. – THE KEENE SENTINEL

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