New Hampshire

Electricity Supply Rate in New Hampshire to Increase 19%

by Steve MacDonald June 24, 2018

The State Public Utilities Commission has approved a request by Eversource for a 19.1% hike in energy supply charges, according to the Union Leader. The Public Utilities Commission approved the supply charge to go up from the current 7.903 cents per kilowatt hour to 9.412 cents. This is a direct pass-through for the price of […]

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Liberal NextGen Dumps “Steyer-Youth” Group And Pile of Cash on New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2018

I’d like to check the pulse of the “money-out-of-politics” crowd, mostly far-left progressives, on Billionaire Tom Steyer starting up another NextGen political money laundering operation in New Hampshire. I predict a flatline. No outrage. No protests. No complaints of any kind about the California Billionaire dumping another $30 million into state politics, $750,000.00 right here […]

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As Grok Prepares To Take it to the Next Level It’s Time to See Where We Rank With Alexa

by Steve MacDonald June 18, 2018

Before we were hacked in April GraniteGrok climbed up the Alexa Rankings (for Online news or media sites in New Hampshire) to do battle with the top 5. The redirect did some damage to that, and we almost dropped out of the top ten. That was not great, and we’ve written about the redirects that plagued readers, but […]

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Governor Sununu to NH Women: Shut Up and Sit Down

by Kimberly Morin June 8, 2018

Today, Republican Governor Chris Sununu decided to stand with an out-of-state multi-millionaire rather than New Hampshire women when he signed House Bill 1319 (HB 1319), aka the ‘Gender Identity’ bill. This, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Granite Staters asked him to veto the legislation after demanding the legislation be killed in the […]

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New Hampshire Economy Sets Records for Employment and Labor Force Participation

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2018

Last week some Democrat stooge was on the radio badmouthing Governor Sununu on the economy and workers and families and wages (insert dancing donkey in a top hat), but she did it without actually saying anything. It was all empty rhetoric. Palm card pablum. Yes, I have plenty of issues with Chris Sununu’s “priorities.” I […]

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Eric Holder Flips on Out-Of-State Student License and Vehicle Registration Comments.

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2018

From the Concord Monitor. Mr. Holder Clarifies his clarification. “My comments were intended to support the right of domiciled students to vote in the state of New Hampshire as long as they comply with existing law,” Holder said. “In no way should they be viewed as supporting any proposal that would make it harder for […]

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Eric Holder: Out-Of-State Students Should Get a NH Driver’s License

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2018

Speaking to Democrats at Saint Anselm College on Friday, Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said Students who want to vote in New Hampshire get a NH Driver’ License and register their cars. “If you are gonna be considered a resident of this state so you can vote, that means that you have to follow all the […]

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Remember That Drought Thing We had That Was the End of the World?

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2018

As we rambled through and out of the final year of Obama’s presidency, New Hampshire had a drier than usual year. By drier I mean (Southern New Hampshire) ranked 23rd for precipitation out of 124 years in the Granite State sample. The great Global Warming drought of 2015/2016-2017 (MAY-APRIL) was 4.80 inches below the mean. For contrast, […]

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NH Forest Rangers Want to Check Your Wood

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2018

People who pay attention to such things are predicting a record Memorial Day Weekend for tourism in New Hampshire. Not that this is anything new. The Granite State has experienced year after year of tourism growth in contradiction to more than a decade of fearmongering by Climate Cultists that global warming would ruin the industry. So, a note […]

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‘It’s Now Okay For a Man to Hit a Woman.’ Thanks Governor Sununu

by Kimberly Morin May 24, 2018

Republican Governor Chris Sununu plans to sign the ‘Gender Identity’ bill into law. Clearly, he thinks a biological man bashing a biological woman’s face in is OKAY.

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Trans Woman ADMITS They are REDEFINING ‘Woman’ with Gender Identity Legislation

by Kimberly Morin May 23, 2018

I’ve been saying it for months and proving it out with factual evidence but apparently that hasn’t been good enough for some Republican men OR New Hampshire’s male Republican Governor. The goal of House Bill 1319 (HB 1319) aka ‘Gender Identity’ legislation, is to change the definition of woman in public policy and under the […]

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Maine’s Embrace of Broad Based Taxes vs. New Hampshire NOT Doing That.

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2018

Our good friend Michael Graham, writing at NH Journal, has an article titled “Study: Maine Vs. N.H. Shows “More Government Means More Poverty.” The annual Family Prosperity Index is out and, while New Hampshire didn’t make the Top 10 (it’s ranked #16), the study’s authors did use the Granite State to make their case for more economic […]

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Check Your Party Registration

by Ellen Kolb May 18, 2018

FYI, it’s that season again: the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office has issued the standard biennial reminder of the deadline for changes in party registration before this year’s primary election in September. Nothing new; just a reminder. “Tuesday, June 5th is the deadline for changing your political party affiliation before the September 11, 2018, […]

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How Soon Before ‘Mother’s Day’ is Banned in New Hampshire?

by Kimberly Morin May 13, 2018

Today is Mother’s Day, that lovely day once every year in which people across the country celebrate their mothers in a special way, the women who birthed or raised them and loved them unconditionally. Of course, with the impending Gender Identity legislation, passed by a majority of men and about to be signed into law […]

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New Hampshire’s “Crumbs” – Federal Tax Reform Produces “Abnormal Rise” in Business Tax Revenue

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

This week the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) issued some analysis on the “abnormal rise” in New Hampshire Business tax revenue. Their conclusion? It is likely due to Federal Tax Reform. As of the end of April, the BPT and BET together are about $90.8 million (16.9 percent) above plan for the year, and […]

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Why the obsession with spending money to attract people to move into New Hampshire

by Op-Ed May 9, 2018

(or to keep them from leaving?) By Dan Moriarty Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? If you were there would you ask yourself how you can spend people’s taxes to attract more visitors? While waiting in line to enter the sold-out Zion National Park would you think of ways to get more millennials to […]

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New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Cultural Elites

by Steve MacDonald May 8, 2018

Mr. Trump won the presidency on an issue no one else in the ruling class took seriously. Immigration, border control, and the very definition of what it meant to be American. For years the cultural elites in Washington and across the nation have shared a growing disinterest in the idea of citizenship. Their reactions have run […]

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Feds Approve NH Medicaid Expansion ‘Work Requirement’

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2018

This isn’t exactly bad news. The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed in a May 7 letter that New Hampshire, as of Jan. 1, 2019, will be able to require all beneficiaries of expanded Medicaid health insurance from ages 19 to 64 to participate in 100 hours per month of […]

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Tornado Watch Likely for Much of New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2018

Severe thunderstorms in parts of New York and Pennsylvania are expected to make their way to Vermont and New Hampshire later. The storms could come around 7 p.m. Meanwhile, much of New Hampshire is under a wind advisory as heavy wind gusts threaten the state. Some of Southern New Hampshire avoids the wind advisory, but […]

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Smacking RGGI Around

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2018

David Stevenson, writing at NH Journal, shares a recent report by The Analysis Group which “…just released their review of the effects of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and they give it an A+.” If you’re not the guessing sort, there are a lot of issues with the report, which is not surprising because (as Stevenson […]

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Millionaire Pushing ‘Gender Identity’ Bill in NH Wants to ‘Punish’ Anyone Who Disagrees

by Kimberly Morin April 28, 2018

Next week, the New Hampshire Senate will be voting on House Bill 1319 (HB 1319), AN ACT prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity. The legislation was voted “Inexpedient To Legislate” and to “Interim Study” by the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 24th. This legislation was defeated last year by the New Hampshire House of Representatives […]

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Overwhelming Bipartisan Defeat of Marsy’s Law in New Hampshire

by Kimberly Morin April 27, 2018

Yesterday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on the CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 22 (CACR 22), RELATING TO: rights for crime victims, also known as “Marsy’s Law.” In an overwhelming bipartisan defeat, the house voted 284 – 51 against Marsy’s Law and changing the New Hampshire Constitution. They also voted to “indefinitely postpone” this […]

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Marsy’s Law – A View to a Kill

by Tom April 24, 2018

Very wealthy people from California are working hard and spending big money ($27 million+) to pass an amendment to our NH Constitution. This is known as Marsy’s Law. They are working to amend the Constitutions of at least 13 states – and very emotional arguments are being raised in support of it, centered around victims’ […]

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NH’s Gender Identity Bill Will Essentially ‘Erase’ Women and Girls

by Kimberly Morin April 18, 2018

On Monday, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for House Bill 1319 (HB 1319), AN ACT prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity. Proponents of the legislation claim trans people don’t have protection against discrimination in the Granite State which has already been proven untrue. In fact, trans people have been using existing […]

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NH Democrats Prove How Much They Hate Tax Cuts

by Kimberly Morin April 17, 2018

Today, Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin came to New Hampshire to talk about President Trump’s tax plan on “Tax Day.” The two were talking about the benefits of the tax plan that was put into place by the Republican-controlled Congress (not one of New Hampshire’s Democrat representatives voted for their constituents to […]

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Pine Tree Ramblings – Vol 8

by Tom April 16, 2018

Global Warming.  Liberal logic at its best. “The warming is causing cooling” “Increased snowfall may offset rises in ocean levels” “Antarctic ice gain is caused by Arctic ice loss” I guess when you have a narrative to follow,

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New Hampshire, Maple Syrup, Global Warming, Something – Something…

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2018

NHPR published a short article a few days ago titled, “Maple Sugar Season Faces Mounting Climate Change Pressure.” I had to look. They are reporting that, let’s just call it ‘The Weather™” ‘is leaving a mark on one of New Hampshire’s springtime rituals: maple sugaring.’ They actually use the term Climate Change, but the climate […]

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New Hampshire Rejects Casinos Again

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2018

Another legislative session, another attempt to pass a casino bill fails. Don’t worry; it will be back again “tomorrow” which is to say next session and every session after that until it passes, which it did not in 2018. D’Allesandro exhorted his colleagues in the Senate to make 2018 the year that his proposal would […]

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New Hampshire’s “Super-enfranchised Voter” Loophole

by Ed Naile March 25, 2018

In New Hampshire, our Secretary of State cannot define a person’s domicile or residence. It is a matter of “intent” he claims. Our courts are no different. The justices have determined, using some dictionary they have not made public, that anyone can have a voting domicile in NH as long as it is in their […]

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NH Dems use Drama to Push ANTI-School Safety Gun Control

by Kimberly Morin March 22, 2018

Yesterday, in typical uninformed and ignorant Democrat fashion, Anti-school safety New Hampshire Senate Democrats tried to push a draconian gun control amendment that would have left students more unprotected than they are now all while turning law-abiding citizens into criminals. They did it as if they were a high school drama club rather than adults […]

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