Local state senator to give mid-term update Tuesday

If anyone is attending in Keene, please ask about civil asset forfeiture and particularly HB 614. Local law enforcement circumvent state law, which requires a conviction, and ‘adopt’ the seizure to the Feds where no conviction is needed. HB 614 will restrict this practice and has already passed the NH house.

Sentinel story.

State Sen. Jay V. Kahn, D-Keene, will hear from constituents and discuss the upcoming legislative session at a “mid-term update” Tuesday evening.

In addition to reviewing the 2017 legislative session — his first as a senator — Kahn said he hopes to look ahead to the 2018 one.

Kahn said he expects a number of issues to come up Tuesday, including mental health treatment, Medicaid’s future, medical marijuana, full-day kindergarten through Keno sales, school vouchers and electricity pricing.

He also hopes to hear from constituents about the issues that concern them, he said.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Hive in the Hannah Grimes Center on 25 Roxbury St. in Keene.

A second mid-term update is scheduled for Oct. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Whitcomb Hall in West Swanzey.