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The Exchange

A Tussle over Town Meetings


More than fifteen years ago, voters were given the option of changing their local democratic process and ditch the all-day gatherings through a new system called SB2, named after the senate bill that introduced it. Town have gradually adopted this system which some feel undermines the democratic process while others believe it is a far more manageable system given the typically busy schedules of the citizens.


Dennis Delay: Senior Economist at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.

Doug Hall: former Republican lawmaker from Chichester who has participated in town hall meetings for the past thirty years and moderated for the town of Chichester for the past fourteen years.

Charles Tucker: Town Moderator for Exeter.


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David Brooks: Reporter for the Telegraph of Nashua.