Weekly N.H. News Roundup: June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

Catch up on this week's stop N.H. stories:  The New Hampshire House and Senate pass an $11.7 billion budget. Despite a Republican majority, GOP leaders had to work hard to pass this spending plan, but it's now on its way to the Governor's desk.  Another fraught issue for both sides of the aisle: a bill funding full-day kindergarten.  And more than 80 Great Dane dogs were rescued from a puppy mill operating out of a mansion in Wolfeboro.

GUESTS:

  • Allie Morris - reporter for the Concord Monitor
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News

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ON THIS WEEK'S READING LIST:

 

Statehouse milestones: House and Senate pass the state budget, kindergarten funding passes, fixes to the fetal homicide bill approved:  

 

http://www.concordmonitor.com/budget-gets-final-vote-in-legislature-10868994

 

http://nhpr.org/post/big-win-sununu-nh-lawmakers-pass-117-billion-budget-keno-garten

 

http://www.concordmonitor.com/full-day-kindergarten-gets-vote-in-the-legislature-10869135

 

http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/NH-Legislature-passes-11-point-7b-state-budget-along-party-lines-06222017

 

http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/Governor-expected-to-sign-fetal-homicide-bill-06222017

 

 

New report: 20 years after the Claremont decision, school funding inequities persist:

 

http://www.unionleader.com/education/study-education-tax-disparity-persists-20170620

 

http://www.concordmonitor.com/NH-Center-for-Public-Policy-releases-education-finance-report-10732108

 

 

Legal matters of interest:

 

 

·         Concord homeless shelter and domestic violence: http://www.concordmonitor.com/Concord-homeless-shelter-to-revise-policies-regarding-domestic-abuse-survivors-10607901

 

·         Town’s social media policy vs. free speech: http://nhpr.org/post/nh-aclu-freedom-speech-stake-farmington-lawsuit

 

Dozens of dogs found in squalid conditions in Wolfeboro mansion:   

 

http://nhpr.org/post/84-great-danes-rescued-alleged-puppy-mill-wolfeboro