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A Legislative Update: Medicaid Expansion, Marsy's Law, Voter Eligibility & More

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

We talk with Republican and Democratic lawmakers about some major votes coming up at the Statehouse this session, including Medicaid expansion, now in the House;  a family and medical leave bill, under scrutiny in the senate; and a proposed Constitutional amendment on victims' rights, called Marsy's Law.


  • Jeb Bradley - Republican state senator and Senate Majority Leader from Wolfeboro. He is chairman of the health and human services committee. 
  • Dan Feltes -  Democratic state senator from Concord. He serves on the finance committee and the ways and means committee. 
  • John Hunt -  Republican state representative from Rindge. He is chairman of the commerce and consumer affairs committee. 
  • Cindy Rosenwald -  Democratic state representative from Nashua. She is  deputy Democratic leader in the House and serves on the Finance committee. 

Today's Topics

On voter eligibility:  

Hearing to redefine residency for voting draws crowd of opponents.

N.H. voting bill to tighten residency passes House.

On Medicaid expansion:

Medicaid expansion clears first hurdle in N.H. House. 

N.H. Senate passes Medicaid expansion bill. 

Medicaid expansion sails through N.H. Senate, heads for uphill climb in the House. 

On education savings accounts bill: 

Education savings accounts bill inches closer to final vote. 

N.H. House approves controversial school choice bill. 

On Marsy's Law: 

Marsy's Law faces skepticism from some in N.H. House. 

Inside Marsy's Law: California Billionaire Behind N.H. Debate Over Victims' Rights. 

N.H. Senate passes Marsy's Law in one-sided vote.

On Child Protection Services: 

N.H. senate passes bills to bolster DCYF services. 

On Family and Medical Leave:

Family and Medical Leave Bill Gets More Scrutiny in Senate Committee

For Third Time, Family & Medical Leave Bill Passes N.H. House, Now Heads to Senate

Family leave bill passed by House, heads to Senate.