Even With Clear Conflicts Of Interest, N.H. Lawmakers Rarely Bow Out Of Votes
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New Hampshire is home to the largest citizen legislature in the country — 424 members in all. And it’s built around the idea that citizens who serve will bring their everyday experiences to their roles as elected officials.
As a result, it’s not unusual to see landlords sponsoring bills on evictions, retirees voting on changes to the state retirement system or business owners setting the rates for the very same business taxes they pay.