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 (

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.