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Monadnock legislators propose variety bills for 2016

Two constitutional amendments, prohibiting the use of flame throwers, establishing a registry of people convicted of heroin-related offenses, adding the production of hard cider to a brew pub license, and funding a statewide drug court program are among the bills Monadnock Region legislators have proposed for 2016.

They’ve also signed onto measures dealing with manufactured housing taxes, the minimum wage, abortion, gun control, creating an independent redistricting commission and not allowing the retroactive application of the sex offender registry.

State's housing of civilly committed draws fire

HAMPTON — State Rep. Renny Cushing wants to bar the state from sending civilly committed patients with no criminal record to the state’s Secured Psychiatric Unit on the grounds of the men's state prison in Concord and managed by the Department of Corrections.

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