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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: March 29, 2019


The battle to abolish the death penalty advances to the state senate. Governor Sununu sends stronger signal that he may run for the Senate next year, boosted by polls suggesting he may have a chance at defeating Senator Shaheen. And we look how several national issues may affect the state, including a federal court ruling on Medicaid work requirements, and a multi-million dollar settlement against Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin.  Dean Spiliotes is guest host.


  • Anna Brown - Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count.
  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor statehouse reporter.
  • Dave Solomon - New Hampshire Statehouse reporter for the Union Leader newspaper.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

 The widow of murdered Manchester police officer Michael Briggs testified for the first time in support of the death penalty in New Hampshire. Dave Solomon of the Union Leader reported that supporters of repeal feel they are inching closer to success. 

WMUR reports that Gov. Sununu is considering a U.S. Senate run.

Ethan DeWitt in the Concord Monitor covered the New Hampshire Senate which revised the state’s newly-approved work requirement, a day after a pair of federal lawsuits invalidated similar work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas.

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