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Sep 27, 2015 9:14 AM

Committees focus on campaign finance, renewable energy

The Associated Press

CONCORD — How much economic activity is generated by the arts and culture in New Hampshire? Should towns and cities be allowed to purchase military style equipment, such as Bearcats? Are public schools appropriately taking care of the needs of dyslexic students?

All of these topics are the subject of legislative commissions scheduled to meet this week in Concord.

Lawmakers often create study commissions when they need more time to evaluate a topic before passing legislation on it. And the months between June and January, when lawmakers aren't in weekly sessions, serve as a prime time for that research and debate to take place. Nearly 15 commissions or committees will meet this week, discussing topics ranging from child abuse to public access to political campaign information.


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