State House Watch 2/27/2017

Maggie Fogarty is joined by guest co-host Susan Bruce for a discussion about the 2017 NH budget process with Concord Rep. Mary Jane Wallner of the House Finance Committee and Phil Sletten of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (nhfpi.org).

transgender non-discrimination HB478; lead poisoning SB247; death penalty expansion HB351; foodstamp eligibility SB7; conversion therapy ban SB224; concealed carry; public union payroll deduction HB438; house budget hearing; budget request process; HB1, HB2 interrelationship; 3 finance committee divisions; public hearings March 6, 13; NHFPI resources; gubernatorial transition; “back of the budget” cuts; HB25 capital budget; 10 year transportation; SB94 affordable housing; trends…recession…inflation….tax rates; kindergarten (HB2); infrastructure revitalization trust fund commission; “surplus statement”; workforce; higher ed; HHS wage increases?; targeted spending.