N.H. Lawmakers to Cover Wide Range of Issues This Week

Jan 23, 2017

New Hampshire lawmakers will tackle an array of issues this week, from barring firearms at polling places to establishing a state minimum wage.

Among the bills in committee this week is a proposal to set the state minimum wage at $12 an hour by 2020. Similar measures have been proposed in the past but have all fallen flat with Republican majorities in both chambers.

Another bill looks to create a new government position that would be charged with advocating for the state’s business community. 

There’s also a measure to legalize the video lottery game Keno, which has cleared the House but not the Senate in recent years.

There are several bills involving election law, including a ban on firearms at polling places, and changes to the process of voter registration.