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Demonstrators rally in front of New Hampshire's Statehouse in Concord to protest proposed spending cuts and a provision that is considered by some to be anti-union. (AP)
Demonstrators rally in front of New Hampshire's Statehouse in Concord to protest proposed spending cuts and a provision that is considered by some to be anti-union. (AP)

The debate over the state budget and collective bargaining rights in New Hampshire has erupted into shouting matches, protests and even name calling between a lawmaker and the Catholic bishop there.

Among the proposals going through the Republican-controlled legislature is a bill to end collective bargaining for public workers, a bill to require teachers to work five instead of three years before they become eligible for tenure and a measure that would make New Hampshire a "right to work state." Felice Belman, editor of the Concord Monitor joins us.

This segment aired on April 4, 2011.

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