Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Voters gather at town meetings to have their annual say on local spending, with many this year, saying “no” to new ventures.  At the Statehouse, lawmakers tackle an enormous array of bills from the minimum wage to marijuana.  And as the snowbanks melt, Presidential candidates are blooming in Granite State.

Guests:

  • Michael Brindley NHPR's Morning Edition producer
  • Garry Rayno – Statehouse reporter for The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  • Josh Rogers – NHPR’s senior political reporter
  • Dave Solomon reporter with the Union Leader
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com

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 Concord Monitor: Eversource Energy agrees to sell all its N.H. power plants -- "Customers must pay the difference between the value of the plants, estimated at more than $600 million, and the sale price, recently projected at more than $200 million. If those estimates remain the same when the plants go for auction, the cost to ratepayers will come out to roughly 0.4 cents per kilowatt-hour, officials said."

NHPR: House Repeals Buffer Zone Bill For Abortion Clinics -- "The house voted Thursday to repeal a law that created buffer zones for protestors around health clinics that provide abortions. In recent years, both New Hampshire and Massachusetts passed such laws. But last year, the Supreme Court overturned the Massachusetts law, and New Hampshire’s law is yet to be enforced."