Executive-Council

RINO Alert – Steve Hattamer

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2014
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Tom Flaherty already did the heavy lifting for this RINO Alert back in July, so I will make a few quick observations about Steve Hattamer, and leave you with Tom’s research and remarks. Steve Mad-Hattamer is a RINO. Steve Mad-Hattamer can’t even explain why he is running for Executive Council, let alone answer questions about […]

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Call to Action – Stop The Appointment of Bill Duncan – Enemy of School Choice

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2014
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Rich white guy Bill Duncan, who doesn’t think disadvantaged children deserve a better chance at life and arch-enemy of school choice, has been named by Her Highness Governor Maggie Hassan to a 4-year term on the NH Board of Education that’s through two freaking governorships.  This Goes to the Executive Council Wednesday – there is […]

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Did The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Super PAC Spend over $100,000.00 In NH to Try And Elect Mike Cryans?

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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Ready For Hillary is an out-of-state Super PAC that ‘invested’ people, time, and out-of-state money, to help New Hampshire Democrat Michael Cryans in his race against Republican Joe Kenney for a seat on the state’s Executive Council.  A review of ‘Ready for Hillary’ PAC’s first quarter 2014 FEC filing shows expenses (just in New Hampshire) […]

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Cryans Concedes – Joe Kenney Wins Executive Council District One

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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Cryans Concedes “A few minutes ago, I left a message for Joe Kenney and wished him the best of luck on the council,” Cryans said in a written statement. “I want to thank him for running a hard-fought campaign, thank all the people who volunteered and supported either of us, and the Burton family for […]

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GrokTALK! – With Senator Joe Kenney – Candidate for NH Executive Council District One (Updated and Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2014
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Editors: Today is election day in many parts of New Hampshire: Please get out and vote. Originally posted 1/21/2014 – Joe’s Interview is in the first 30 minutes of this podcast. Updated Note: The special election is Today, JMarch 11th, so  please share a link or copy of this podcast today wherever you blog, chat, […]

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To The Editor – “We Need This Warrior In The North Country!”

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2014

To the editor: Monday night the Carroll County Republican Committee sponsored a forum giving Carroll County residents the opportunity to meet the republican Executive Council candidates. The three candidates introduced themselves, shared life experience and philosophy and answered questions. After attending the forum, the candidate that I believe will best fulfill the duties is Senator/Lt. […]

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Joe Kenney is Running for Executive Councilor

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2013
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Former New Hampshire State Senator and one time candidate for Governor Joe Kenney is running for New Hampshire Executive Councilor-District one to fill the open seat left by the passing of Ray Burton. He has set up a Facebook page and we’d like to encourage you to like it here. This is not a formal […]

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Rail Propaganda Campaign Approved By NH Executive Council

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2013

If a big pharmaceutical company was given $40,000.00 by the New Hampshire’s Executive Council to advertise the benefits of a drug therapy that had not only not yet been approved but was not even known to be viable, would people be up in arms about that?  I think they probably would.  So how about some […]

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NH Executive Council Votes To Explore Boondoggle

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

The Executive Council, by a vote of 4-1, has approved a 3.7 million dollar feasibility study–all three Democrats and sometime Republican Ray Burton voted to approve the expense. “Expanded rail service to Nashua and beyond has the potential to boost New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. The only way we can understand the full impact […]

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About That Chairman of the NHGOP Works For Free Thing…

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2012

Anyone ever wonder what possible advantage there might be to keeping the job of Republican Party Chairman of New Hampshire as an unpaid position?  I’m sure there are people with a pat answer but I have a theory. Seems to me that this would guarantee that only well-connected, moderate party insiders could ever hold the […]

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Will Planned Parenthood in NH Lose Its Pharmacist Licenses

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2012

Don’t ask why but I got this story from of all places, Think Progress… State law requires a licensed pharmacist to dispense prescriptions, but it contains an exemption for family-planning clinics if they operate under contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. In April, Right to Life filed a complaint with […]

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Weakling Republicans and Activist Judges….

by Tim Condon May 26, 2012

Last week the Executive Council held hearings on Gov. Lynch’s latest judicial-activist nomination to the NH Supreme Court. On Tuesday I posted at GraniteGrok that the 5-0 Republican majority on the Executive Council—which has the power of advice and consent to the governor’s judicial nominations—should refuse to confirm the nomination. Why? Because the nomee, Jim […]

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“New Hampshire politics just threw a wrench into this,” Heck, I wish it was the final nail…

by Skip March 8, 2012

No, not as in this picture:            This one:   Headline:  Executive council derails rail study Railroads, at least passenger ones, are a waste of time and a waste of taxpayer money.  Face it – the rolling stock is old, the infrastructure sucks, and even in the best place in the country, […]

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Executive Council’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Is Sinister

by Rick Olson August 1, 2011

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” ~Margaret Sanger, founder, Planned Parenthood Kate Lancor, former Moultonborough welfare director decries the Executive council’s recent vote to defund Planned Parenthood. In her Union Leader Opposite Editorial entitled, Women need the services Planned Parenthood provides, Ms. Lancor […]

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