Weekly N.H. News Roundup: February 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020

Seven Republican lawmakers were reprimanded on the floor of the New Hampshire House for not completing newly mandatory anti-harassment and discrimination training in a contentious debate.  Lawmakers advance what they're calling a new compromise on net energy metering, and put forth new bills on gun laws and marijuana legalization. And we get an update on the seal rescued from the roadway in Rye Harbor a few weeks ago.

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  • Casey McDermott -  NHPR reporter
  • Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that explores stories from the NH statehouse. 
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU.

Plus we hear from Brian Yurasits, Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager at Seacoast Science Center, for an update on the seal rescued from the roadway in Rye Harbor two weeks ago. If you see a marine mammal and think it may need help, call the Marine Mammal Rescue team at 603-997-9448.

NHPR's Casey McDermott reported on the debate at the statehouse over failure to complete anti-harassment training, as well as bipartisan proposals tightening rules over lawmakers' conflicts of interest.

Garry Rayno reports on legislative action including gun bills and marijuana legalization, as well as net metering. He was also present at the debate over failure to complete anti-harassment training.