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Cilley Defends Her Voting Record


Democratic candidate for Governor Jackie Cilley is defending breaking with her party to oppose mandatory seatbelt laws and banning pay-day loans. Former State Senator Cilley defended her record on NHPR’s the Exchange with Laura Knoy. Her primary opponent Maggie Hassan has criticized her refusal to support a seatbelt law and outlaw payday loans.

Cilley says New Hampshire law enforcement also opposes a law that makes not wearing a seatbelt a ticket-able offense; And that pay-day loans are sometimes a necessary tool for people living paycheck to paycheck. Cilley says her record proves that she will seek solutions outside the box.

Cilley: I’m not a party line person, I’m a proud democrat but I tend to be very independent, always have been.

Cilley also stressed the need to find efficiencies in K-8 education, and again stressed her oft-repeated stance of refusing to take any sort of tax-pledge.

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.

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