Weekly N.H. News Roundup - May 27, 2016

May 26, 2016

We'll be discussing the recent class action lawsuits by residents with private wells near the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plant in Merrimack.  Saint-Gobain is the likely source of water contamination in the area, according to state officials.  With  bipartisan fanfare, New Hampshire launches the first statewide initiative of a national campaign called Change Direction, promoting more open discussion of mental illness.   Plus, the legislature winds up it's session with negotiation on issues from police body cameras to mandatory minimum sentences to short-term rentals like AirBNB.

GUESTS:

  • Kathleen Ronayne  – New Hampshire Statehouse and politics reporter for the Associated Press
  • Garry Rayno​ - Statehouse reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital

We'll also hear from Dave Brooks, reporter for the Concord Monitor and blogger at Granite Geek.com.