Weekly N.H. News Roundup: July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017

New Hampshire's Attorney General opens a criminal investigation into charges of sexual assault at St. Paul's School. Governor Chris Sununu signed a number of bills, including full-day kindergarten funding, a drug interdiction bill, and another tightening the definition of domicile for voting purposes. He also vetoed his first bill, regarding zoning board procedures.  And Grover Norquist, of Americans for Tax Reform, visits the state to talk tax reform and support GOP congressional candidates.


 GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review
  • 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

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Read the Concord Monitor reporting on the N.H. Attorney General's investigation into sexual assault at St. Paul's School.

The Union Leader has covered the re-filing of domestic violence cases in Manchester.

NHPR's Paige Sutherland followed the candidates as they campaigned for the special election for the  District 16 New Hampshire Senate seat. She reports outside interests - and donors - are paying close attention to the race.

GOP congressional candidates talked tax reform with Grover Norquist, of Americans for Tax Reform.  The group is best known for its Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which calls on politicians to oppose any increase in taxes.

NHPR's Josh Rogers reports that Congresswoman Annie Kuster has supported some GOP bills cracking down on illegal immigration, striking a delicate political balance looking ahead to the 2018 election.  WMUR reports she is a "fundraising machine."

Governor Chris Sununu visited The Exchange earlier this week.  NHPR's Casey McDermott reported on his shifting position on voter fraud.

Sununu is at the National Governor's Conference in Rhode Island this weekend.  While there, Sununu talked with CNBC about the latest Republican healthcare plan.

Before leaving for the NGA conference, Sununu signed a number of bills. Here's an explanation from the New Hampshire Business Review of his veto regarding zoning.

Aerosmith traces it's roots back to New Hampshire. On Saturday, the Sunapee Historical Society will be transformed into a shrine of sorts for the band when it hosts Aerosmith History Day.