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All Things Considered
Thu June 5, 2014
Amid A Changing Debate, New Hampshire Lawmakers Keep Death Penalty In 2014
This week All Things Considered is looking at the key bills at the statehouse this year – which passed, which didn’t, and why.
Proponents of repealing New Hampshire's death penalty law had new allies this year, including Governor Maggie Hassan, who promised to sign a repeal measure as long as it didn't affect the sentence of Michael Addison, the state's lone death row inmate.
The State House approved a repeal measure, but the Senate deadlocked 12-12 over the bill and ultimately laid it on the table.
NHPR’s Josh Rogers tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about this year's debate over the death penalty in New Hampshire.