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N.H. Gambling Debate Continues

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It's another roll of the dice for gambling in the Granite State. This year, there are again proposals to expand gambling here, a perennial debate in our legislature.  But the House traditionally opposes these bills, and they’ve never become law. Now, though, supporters feel they’ve finally been dealt a good hang, given Governor Hassan’s stated support for some type of expansion.

Guests:

Lou D’Allesandro – Democratic state senator from Manchester who has sponsored many gambling proposals.

David Hess – Republican state representative from Hooksett and a longtime opponent of expanding gambling in New Hampshire.

Steve Norton – Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. The Center recently updated its study on gambling in the Granite State

Also joining us:

Edmond Gionet  – Republican state representative from Lincoln who supports a casino in the White Mountains and another in the southern tier.

Mary Jane Wallner -- Democratic state representative from Concord, chair of the finance committee, and opponent of expanding gambling.

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