Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has asked House Speaker Shawn Jasper to apply to be the state's next commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
Shaheen, a Democrat, and Collins, a Republican, say the legislation would bring together the public and private sectors to focus on improving patient outcomes.
A judge has consolidated lawsuits filed by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters in a case challenging a new voting law.
A movement to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day is gaining supporters in New Hampshire.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter announced Friday that she will not seek re-election in 2018.