Weekly N.H. News Roundup: May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

We dig into the results of the legislative session as it winds up, and tally up Governor Sununu's wins and losses.  Eversource gets permission to invest in gas pipelines to supply electricity - NHPR's Annie Ropeik considers ramifications for future efforts to revive Northern Pass. And the town of Hampstead decides to cut back on homework.  NHPR's political reporter Lauren Chooljian will be in for her first stint as substitute host.  

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GUESTS:

  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor statehouse reporter.
  • Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter.
  • 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.

Related Reading
Orange-shirted opponents of Northern Pass sit with blue-shirted supporters at the Site Evaluation Committee.
Credit Annie Ropeik/NHPR

Read NHPR reporter Annie Ropeik's reporting on the latest developments in the Northern Pass saga.  She's also reported on other environmental and energy news including the Granite Bridge project and the EPA.

Concord Monitor reporter Ethan DeWitt lays out everything the Legislature is hoping to spend this year, given an unexpected windfall and the deadlock over who has the power to delay N.H. town elections.

NHPR's Casey McDermott reported that the New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to review whether a lower court judge was wrong to force the state to share information from its voter registration database as part of the ongoing lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 3.

The Union Leader reported on key legislation headed to Gov. Chris Sununu's desk for his signature.