Weekly N.H. News Roundup: May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

We recap the fate of the state's death penalty and the efforts to override the governor's veto. The state files two statewide lawsuits against eight companies, including 3M, DuPont and its spinoff, Chemours, for environmental contamination caused by PFAS chemicals. Senate budget writers try to wrap up the state spending plan with a close eye on education funding. And we preview the events in celebration of the bicentennial of the New Hampshire State House.

GUESTS:

  • Anna Brown - Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count.
  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU.

Clerk of the House Paul C. Smith, Rep. David Welch, and Speaker of the House Steve Shurtleff after a dress rehearsal for the re-enactment of an 1819 legislative session, part of the statehouse bicentennial celebrations next week.
Credit Annie Ropeik/NHPR