Weekly N.H. News Roundup: April 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019

The Democratic-led House passes its version of the state spending plan, with funding for the secure psychiatric unit restored.  A bill to repeal the death penalty in the state clears NH Senate with a veto-proof margin. N.H.'s 400 state legislators get paid $100 a year; we examine the conflicts of interest they sometimes encounter in this small state. And another Democrat jumps into the 2020 primary race.

GUESTS:

  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor statehouse reporter.
  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Casey McDermott -  NHPR reporter.
  • Hunter Woodall - AP political reporter covering 2020 in NH. 

Ethan DeWitt has been following the state budget process for the Concord Monitor.

NHPR's Casey McDermott investigated how lawmakers' personal and public interests often overlap at the  N.H. statehouse.

NHPR's Lauren Chooljian reported on her conversation with Pamela Smart about her efforts to have her sentence commuted.

Hunter Woodall recently contributed to an AP article about how Bernie Sanders supporters are feeling about the candidate and the DNC.

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