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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: March 23, 2018


In a visit to Manchester this week, President Trump discusses efforts to combat the opioid crisis and floats the idea of the death penalty for drug traffickers.  With the deadline for bills in the legislature to "crossover" from one chamber to the other, we look at which bills struggled, which sailed through, and what is still up for debate.  Plus,  a last-minute attempt to change the Granite State’s gun laws.


  • Dan Barrick - NHPR News Director.
  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor Statehouse reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

 Here’s Ethan Dewitt’s article in the Concord Monitor on the debate over gun-free zones in schools, as well as the changes in the Family Medical Leave Act.

There were three abortion-related bills in the N.H. House this week.

NHPR’s Casey McDermott reported on the first hearing on Medicaid Expansion in the N.H. House.

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