Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 25, 2019

Oct 24, 2019

The next legislative session doesn't begin until January, but intriguing legislation is being shaped now in committee meetings at the statehouse, including banning assault weapons and importing low-cost drugs.  Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky officially enters the race for governor.  Municipal aid payments, part of the budget compromise, begin reaching cities and towns. And vaping devices are included in some N.H. city's drug take-back day. 

GUESTS:

  • Anna Brown - Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count.
  • Kevin Landrigan - Statehouse reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU.

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Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky has joined Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes in the Democratic primary for New Hampshire governor. NHPR's Josh Rogers reports the race could shape statehouse debates in the coming year. 

Kevin Landrigan reported in the Union Leader on a new voluntary paid family leave plan proposed by Governor Sununu. 

NHPR's Sarah Gibson says public safety is on the minds of many voters in the Manchester mayoral campaign.

The Concord Monitor reports that at the request of a fourth-grader, a Concord chicken ordinance is back on the table