New Hampshire

Superintendents v. School Boards

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2015
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Jorge Mesa-Tejada delivers our education update on what an SAU is (School Administrative Unit) and how Superintendents–the administrative leaders of the administrative units–have seized powers reserved to the School Boards Listen to the Entire Program Here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, […]

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Did FCC Internet Ruling Hit a Statutory Wall In NH?

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2015
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How much is New Hampshire taxing residents for phone or Internet service and what efforts are underway to expand or repeal these taxes? … What I discovered while seeking the answer was a regulatory history that not only sought to roll back taxes on internet access but that may also have codified language in state […]

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ICYMI – Job Creation Tax Credit Was Not Expanded by Legislature

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2015
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Back in February while researching this article I came across a bill in the New Hampshire Legislature to expand a tax credit that was due to be evaluated in 2015 and that my research suggested had failed to achieved any of its intended goals. The Coös County job creation tax credit is on the top […]

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GrokTALK! School Choice: Croydon, NH Part I

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2015
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Jody Underwood joins us to discuss Croydon, New Hampshire’s journey to school choice, details, background, and the state’s changing reaction to the plan. You can listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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Democrat Rep uses the blood of dead children to argue against Constitutional Carry

by Kimberly Morin April 11, 2015

On Thursday the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted on SB 116 also known as ‘Constitutional Carry’. The bill was passed by a vote of 10-6 and was recommended as ‘Ought to Pass’. The bill will now go to the full House for a vote by all representatives.

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Candidate Rand Paul in Milford NH

by Tom April 11, 2015

For those who couldn’t make it, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) held his first event as a Presidential Candidate in the Milford, NH Town Hall this past Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A crowd of about 500 was on hand to listen to the Senator-candidate, who was introduced by NH Senator Andy Sanborn. Watch for yourself.  

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Are Salem Selectman Trying To Silence Opposition?

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2015
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Salem Selectman Stephen Campbell was the sole opponent to a massive $23 million dollar safety complex boondoggle on the select-board and he let people know his concerns. For months he shared information about the complex, asked questions, questioned assumptions, advanced cheaper alternatives, shared answers, directed people to the content of public meetings and testimony, and […]

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ICYMI – Gilford NH School District Wire-Tapping Scandal

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2015
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Originally recorded on Feb 14th, 2015 – Billy Baer and Josh Youssef join us to explore the details surrounding the Gilford, NH School District illegally wire-tapping students on district buses. And yes, I wanted to try out the new TuneIn embedded player. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you […]

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Will Be Bad For Portsmouth

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2015
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Portsmouth has a Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable Practices and like any good committee it must forever practice things that sustain the committee.  To that end the busybodies have identified the next great environmental evil.  Single-use plastic bags are bad for Portsmouth (and the world!).  They plan to submit a proposal to the City Council […]

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The outrageous falsehoods and fearmongering of taxpayers by unions in Derry

by Kimberly Morin April 2, 2015

Today the Derry News posted an editorial regarding the budget fight in the town of Derry, New Hampshire. You see, the Derry Town Council wants to do something so shocking it’s almost unheard of – they want to actually cut taxes for residents! The town of Derry has one of the highest tax rates in […]

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Democrats think you are SELFISH if you want to KEEP more of your own money

by Kimberly Morin April 1, 2015

While torturing myself listening to this morning’s painful budget session in the House, I also was watching Twitter. You wouldn’t believe (actually you probably would) the Democrats and ‘gimmie, gimmie’ more tweets that are being put out there.

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Democrat Rep Myler demeans his constituents who are against Common Core

by Kimberly Morin March 31, 2015

Today the New Hampshire House Education Committee the executive session was held on Senate Bill 101 (SB 101). It is a bill that will prohibit the state from requiring the implantation of Common Core. The bill is sponsored by Republicans in both the senate and the house. It was sought after by parents across the […]

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Al Letizio Jr. and Dennis Senibaldi: Intimidation and Cowardice in Windham

by Kimberly Morin March 28, 2015

As you have probably seen in other posts, I have written extensively over the past few months about the Windham School Board and then added more posts regarding the school board elections. Dennis Senibaldi is a member of the Windham School Board. Al Letizio Jr is a Windham Selectman. Both men are elected officials who […]

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Moms Demand provided a CLOWN show at Constitutional Carry Hearing

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2015

Today the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on SB 116 aka the ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill was heard. As usual it was filled with a majority of 2nd Amendment supporters and activists. There were also the lobbyists paid to speak against Granite Staters’ rights as well as Mike Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action groupies. And […]

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Hands in the Air Don’t Purge II

by Ed Naile March 24, 2015

 Dover, NH has an interesting voter checklist. It seems that Republican candidates can get a hundred pieces of their political mail returned when mailing first class to just two wards, but Democrats get just a handful of returned mail, if any, from voters they claim to have known personally who moved or passed away. How […]

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Passing the Buck(s)

by Tom March 23, 2015

This letter is addressed to the Republicans who plan to sponsor a budget amendment that will increase the NH State Gasoline Tax by 8 cents, paying for a DOT budget shortfall. It is also addressed to any Republican who votes for such an amendment. We read over the weekend that you are sponsoring an effort […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! We’re at Liberty Forum

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2015
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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! February 28th, 2015 – Starting at 9 am… … we are broadcasting live from Liberty Forum at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester NH.  We’ll be there for an extended program into (at the very least) the early afternoon,  talking about the news of the day, politics, culture, and all the cool stuff […]

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Get a Conviction Before Seizing Property

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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Telegraph Editorial: H/T Kevin Bloom – c/o Facebook House Bill 636 would change the state’s civil forfeiture law to require a person to be convicted before the state could initiate forfeiture proceedings against a suspect. That strikes us as reasonable. In fact, allowing law enforcement to seize property without a criminal conviction – or even […]

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Berlin NH Cops Want a ‘Batmobile’ but This Isn’t Gotham City

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015
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Berlin, New Hampshire has approved the filing of a grant application for $277,534 ish dollars of someone else’s money.  The plunder is for a Bearcat armored assault vehicle. They have not approved the purchase yet but oh yeah, the ‘boys’ want their own Batmobile. But what will the tourists think? Remember when we had to […]

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Alton NH Taxpayer Arrested During Public Input (Update- Video Added)

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2015
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The Town of Alton must be reading memos and emails from the Timberlane, Gilford, and Windham School districts. The board of selectman, during public comment, had a taxpayer arrested on the grounds that he had violated their recently enacted policy–enacted to shut people up.  In this case the taxpayer was arrested for disorderly conduct (no […]

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Greg Moore – Governor Hassan’s Budget Priorities

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2015
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Greg Moore from Americans For Prosperity – NH comes on to talk about NH Gov. Maggie Hassan’s just released budget and why it has the wrong priorities.    Listen to the entire Podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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Gilford NH School District Accused of Illegally Wire-tapping Students

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2015
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Josh Youssef and Billy Baer join us to discuss how the Gilford School district has been illegally wire-tapping students on district school buses for years without providing proper notification to parents or students as required by law.  Listen to the entire Podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …And take us with […]

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Good Intentions and Bad Bills

by Tom February 8, 2015

Guest post by Michelle Levell. On the surface, SB 157 is reasonable. It would require a civics test as a condition for high school graduation. Many liberty and conservative leaning people would agree that our students should know the US Constitution and NH Constitution. However, the issue is more complicated than good intentions. Although the […]

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School board intimidation in New Hampshire calls for motivated response

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena Many modern-day elected officials view public input as a burden and increasingly act to limit or even discourage the practice through intimidation.  In New Hampshire that is never more evident than when the public attempts to engage with their local school board. Keep Reading

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Honor the True New Hampshire Hero

by Tom February 2, 2015

Last week, in Concord, a hearing took place for HB 119, a bill “establishing the John G. Winant Memorial Commission”. The primary sponsors of this bill are very liberal Democrats Rep. Steven Shurtleff (House minority leader) and Senator Lou D’Allessandro. The purpose of this bill is to “oversee the location, design, construction, and maintenance of […]

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Is Granite State Progress Paid to Advocate for Criminals?

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2015
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Zandra Rice Hawkins is — what did I call her –just another paid progressive lobbyist hiding in the issue-advocacy bunker and a full-time Democrat party operative.  All she knows is the party narrative.  How else could she have embarrassed herself so badly in front of so many people at the SB 116 hearing on Thursday? […]

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New Hampshire’s overwhelming support for ‘Constitutional Carry’

by Kimberly Morin January 30, 2015

Yesterday was the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 116. A bill that makes getting a pistol license optional, allowing legal gun owners to concealed carry without having to go through the license process. There was 4.5 hours of testimony throughout the day. Only four people stood in opposition to the bill and three of them […]

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Hassan Cuts Nursing Home Budget While Dishing Out Cash To Planned Parenthood

by Jane Cormier January 27, 2015

The UL had an article recently on HHS taking $7 million away from nursing homes. This is $7,000,000.00 million that was approved in the 2014-2015 budget but that HHS had gone over in other areas. NH should protect life in all of its stages and regardless of the condition. People whose medical condition require nursing […]

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January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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In this education update Jorge Mesa-Tejada helps taxpayers grasp their school budget by explaining what it is they need to look at and how to tell what it really means. Follow along with some reading material here.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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New Hampshire embracing anti-Obamacare policies amid its own health care failures

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena New Hampshire has a long history of implementing Obamacare-style policies, but now the state may be looking to the free market for reform. The Granite State’s foray into health care reform started with United States Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who burnished her progressive health-care pedigree long before she […]

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