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House passes bill to help grandparent caregivers

May 26, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two bills aimed at helping New Hampshire grandparents who are the primary caretakers of their grandchildren are on their way to the governor’s desk.

One of the bills would give grandparents access to childcare that is offered as a preventive and protective service through the state Department of Health and Human Services. The other would re-establish a commission to study the problems faced by such grandparents and address the availability of resources.

Supporters said the commission is especially important given that more and more grandparents are raising their grandchildren due to the opioid crisis.

The House gave both bills final approval on Thursday, sending them on to Gov. Chris Sununu.

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