Beyond Eating, Exercise, Lawmakers Make 2018 Resolutions
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Jeb Bradley wants to spend more time snowboarding. Democrat Dan Feltes wants to cut back on cheeseburgers. But beyond eating and exercise, the two state senators and their colleagues also have plenty of New Year's resolutions for the upcoming legislative session.
Both the House and Senate meet for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday. While that day will be devoted to addressing bills lawmakers delayed action on in 2017, their focus will soon turn to more than 1,000 new bills covering a wide array of topics.
Re-authorization of the state's expanded Medicaid program will be among the biggest issues, along with dealing with the state's opioid crisis.
Lawmakers also will continue to debate tightening voter eligibility requirements and providing family and medical leave insurance.