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Was This Kavanaugh Hearing Protester Paid to “Play?”

by Op-Ed September 14, 2018

This is making its way around so we figured we’d ask our readers for their thoughts. At the Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this woman screamed about stopping Kavanaugh from being approved. Made a scene. You know the drill. Make sure the cameras catch it so the media can milk its pre-defined […]

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Rep. Ben Sasse Talks About the Kavanaugh Confirmation Circus

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2018

Senator Ben Sasse felt the need to use his time on day one of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing to explain a few things about the confirmation process, the role of the Court, the legislature. Basic stuff you’d think sitting US Senators should have figured out. I guess not.

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Requiring Legislative Approval Before RPC’s Can Accept Federal Funds.

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2018

There will be a public hearing tomorrow, 01/24/2018 at 02:00 PM in Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 301 on HB 1616 that would require legislative approval before regional planning commissions could accept federal money. If you cannot testify in person, please write to the Municipal and County Government Committeeand ask them to support this bill. HOUSE BILL […]

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Update: Proposed NH Medicaid Rule Regarding Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2017

From Cornerstone – (Copied Email alert in its entirety) Action Item: Contact Members of Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services had its public hearing on September 13 about its proposed rule change to let Medicaid dollars pay for “gender reassignment” surgery. Thanks to all of you […]

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NH DHHS Reschedules “Rule Change” Hearing to Allow Medicaid Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2017

New Hampshire currently prohibits using Medicaid dollars to fund sex change surgery, but a few weeks ago Rich Girard broke a story about how the state’s Department of Health and Human Services was looking to change the rules. Transition them, so to speak, to allow tax dollars to finance sex change operations to Medicaid recipients. […]

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Sen Cruz Takes Democrats To Task at Gorsuch Hearing

by Steve MacDonald March 22, 2017
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Points to Consider About New Hampshire’s Conversion Therapy and Gender Identity Bills

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2017

There are hearings today on HB 587 (gender transition) and HB 478 (discrimination based on gender identity). The former is a bad bill from last year recycled. The latter could result in your daughters, sisters, or wives having to share bathrooms and locker rooms with guys claiming to be girls. Cornerstone Policy Research has some points […]

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Tell Your State Senator to vote NO on SB66

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2017

Contact your state senator before this Thursday AM and tell them to vote NO on SB 66 NH is in need of a FAIR and JUST Fetal Homicide bill. Unfortunately, SB 66 is NOT that bill! As written, it offers a viability standard which is a true barrier to families seeking justice and closure for […]

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Are Local Zoning Boards Looking For Less Transparency and Accountability?

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2017

From Right to Know New Hampshire, notice of a hearing on legislation that could diminish transparency from local zoning boards. House Bill 123 on not requiring notice for continued ZBA meetings has been introduced in the N.H. House and assigned to the House Municipal and County Government Committee. This bill is sponsored by Rep. James […]

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Friday Sappery 2 (Last one I swear)

by Scott Morales October 9, 2015

Deaf baby boy hears his mom for the first time.  Reaction is priceless (Viewer Warning: be sure there are tissues nearby) (h/t @kathrynlopez)    

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GrokTALK! – Balsams And Bailouts And Boondoggles, Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2015

Senate Bill 30 makes changes to state law that could allow a never ending series of taxpayer backed bailouts of private ventures.  The first of these, which is what motivated the legislation, is the Balsams Bailout- a time-share resort / Money pit.  Kimberly Morin sat through the hearing for the bill and gives us an […]

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GrokTALK! – Balsams And Bailouts And Boondoggles, Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2015
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Senate Bill 30 makes changes to state law that could allow a never ending series of taxpayer backed bailouts of private ventures.  The first of these, which is what motivated the legislation, is the Balsams Bailout- a time-share resort / Money pit.  Kimberly Morin sat through the hearing for the bill and gives us an […]

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SB 120 – Another hearing Scheduled for next week, May 1st

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Notes from today’s hearing on Speech-infringing Senate Bill 120 (SB 120), as reported here, suggest that there are enough concerns about who will be affected beyond what sponsors claimed was the original intent to merit more time and consideration. Or maybe this is a challenge to see if I really can write about this issue […]

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SB 120 Exec Hearing Hijinks – Updated and Bumped

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2014
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Update- SB-120’s next hearing will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00pm – 1:30pm at NH Legislative Office Building Original Post Last week, we heard that the next hearing on SB120 would be the following Thursday. Yesterday evening I heard that it was scheduled for today and updates my last post.  We have the room and […]

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SB 120 – “Hey, Anyone In NH Mind If They Lay The Foundation For A Speech Cartel?” (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2014
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Update- The Hearing is now: Thurday , April 24, 2014, at the Legislative Office Building–I beleive it is room 308 The sponsors and supporters of SB120 are creating a political protection racket. Think about it.  These politicians are spending our money, to enact a law that will be enforced using our money, whose purpose is […]

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Senate Hearing on HB399 at 9am Today

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2013

The news cycle is full as we watch and wait for more details on the Back Bay Bombing that has so far killed at least 3 and wounded 140.  Our prayers go out to everyone affected, but up in Concord, New Hampshire today their will be additional business to attend to.  The State Senate will […]

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