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Nov 15, 2015 10:27 AM

Hassan, top lawmakers, gather for leadership retreat

The Associated Press

WHITEFIELD — Republican and Democratic lawmakers will put aside their differences this weekend to gather for a leadership retreat in northern New Hampshire.

The Business and Industry Association is hosting a retreat from Sunday evening into Monday afternoon for policy and business leaders. Gov. Maggie Hassan and the top House and Senate leaders from both parties plan to attend.

The gathering comes days before the Legislature reconvenes for a special session called by Hassan to address the state's growing drug crisis. Dealing with the crisis is far from the most contentious issue lawmakers will take up next year. Reauthorizing the state's Medicaid will spark a major debate, and it's one of high interest to businesses. Other topics likely to come up at the summit include workforce development, education and energy policy.

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