Weekly N.H. News Roundup: February 8, 2019

Feb 8, 2019

A bill to legalize recreational marijuana gets a hearing in Concord.  A seemingly routine request for a pay raise at the Executive Council became a tense discussion of the financial management of the state's Liquor Commission.  And Dover school officials stand by their decision to NOT fire a teacher at the center of a controversy over racist song lyrics. 


  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor statehouse reporter.
  • Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
  • Paul Steinhauser - N.H. politics reporter and a former CNN political reporter.


Concord Monitor Statehouse reporter Ethan DeWitt attended the marijuana legalization hearing, as well as the contentious Executive Council meeting on liquor commission pay raises.

NHPR's Annie Ropeik reported on the Dover School Districts plan to retain "KKK Jingle" teacher amid new criticism from the NAACP.

Paul Steinhauser reported on the upcoming visits to N.H. from potential presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren.