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2015 Economic Outlook Rankings

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2015

Where does your state rank for #economic outlook in 2015? Find out in our newest #RSPS report, http://t.co/qPWKvd5qfb pic.twitter.com/VHr95ixQU4 — ALEC (@ALEC_states) April 8, 2015

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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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Conway Daily Sun doesn’t get the facts straight on Senate Bill 116

by Kimberly Morin April 9, 2015

Yesterday Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun wrote an article about the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee’s vote on SB 116 also known as ‘Constitutional Carry’. That vote happened today and the bill passed out of committee with the recommendation of ‘Ought to Pass’. Steer did his due diligence by interviewing both […]

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Do NH legislators Want A Legal Battle On Buffer Zone Law?

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2015
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“If the New Hampshire legislature refuses to repeal its buffer zone law, a court challenge will move forward, costing taxpayers.” Last spring, the U.S. Supreme Court was preparing to rule on a challenge to a Massachusetts buffer zone law.  In New Hampshire, three Republican state senators and a handful of Democrats proposed and shepherded a […]

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GrokTALK! The Vote Fraud ‘Cliffs’ of Dover

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2015
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CNHT Chairman Ed Naile provides an up to date look at the vote fraud situation in Dover, New Hampshire, the recent hearing with the state Ballot Law Commission, and how their thinking they didn’t give him anything gave him everything he needs. You can listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, […]

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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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Updated – Yvonne Dean-Bailey Wins Special Election Primary

by Steve MacDonald April 1, 2015
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Update – Added vote totals Yvonne Dean-Bailey, who was a GrokTALK! guest back on Feb 27, has won her primary in Rockingham County District 32 (Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, and Nottingham). Yvonne now advances to the special election on May 19th against Democrat Maureen Mann. GOP Press Release Our earlier interview with Yvonne

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New Hampshire “Budget Cuts”

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2015
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This needs some work, but I think you get the point.  The budget is growing, not shrinking.  We are spending more. Spending “less” more is NOT a budget cut.    

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Shouldn’t NH Move the RGGI Money to the Road Repair Budget?

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2015
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Back on Feb 17 I made what I thought was a very sensible suggestion. If Global warming still causes increased snowfall… …seems to me the tens of millions in RGGI emissions reduction plunder we get annually would be  better spent offsetting the cost of snow removal. I don’t think they listened, but I have another, […]

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Dennis Senibaldi: An example of why Public Officials should NEVER comment on Facebook if they can’t back themselves up

by Kimberly Morin March 29, 2015

I almost feel a little sorry for Dennis Senibaldi. The first rule any public official should follow is to never use intimidation or bullying against a writer or blogger with a fairly decent-sized audience. The second rule any public official should follow is to never comment on articles or blogs that show them in a […]

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GrokTALK!/GrokTV! Live Stream March 28th, 2015 SRW & RCRC Brunch: Keynote Speaker – Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday March 2815, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . This week the show comes to you live from the Seacoast Republican Women and the Rockingham County Republican Committee Brunch at the Portsmouth Country Club located in Greenland, NH!  The keynote Speaker is US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX Live broadcast […]

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So – Who Voted For A NH Sales Tax?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2015
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On March 11th, HB 673 made it’s way to the floor of the New Hampshire House.  The legislation has one sponsor, Rep Gilman Shattuck, (D-Hillsborough 1). It would impose a sales tax, a use tax, most certainly require DRA to expand at taxpayer cost to manage it all, and add costs to business owners who […]

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Right-to-Know inquiries help uncover corruption in Windsor, NH

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena A group of residents in Windsor, New Hampshire became suspicious of the way the tiny town of roughly 200 residents was handling its finances.  Property taxes were the primary source of income, so the best way to uncover any irregularities was to request the most recent tax records. […]

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Did Windham’s Dennis Senibaldi violate the state computer crime law?

by Kimberly Morin March 24, 2015

There is new information concerning the shenanigans pulled by Windham School Board member Dennis Senibaldi last week during the school board meeting.

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John Oliver – Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2015
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John Oliver makes the absurd funny so it is worth the watch, but as you watch remember that in NH the police are on the record (in committee testimony) claiming both that they don’t do THIS, and that if the legislature stopped them from doing what they say they are “not doing” they would lose […]

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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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Ted Cruz Speech plus Q and A

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2015
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This is the complete speech by Senator Ted Cruz today (3/15/2015) at TurboCam in Barrington, New Hampshire–attending the Strafford County Republicans Chili and Chat. This Podcast also includes the Q and A, which takes up most of the segment, and a brief two question interview after with GrokTALK! Please Note: While we had a direct […]

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My Apologies To Senator Sharon Carson For Missing SB4 Testimony

by Ed Naile March 12, 2015

Senator Sharon Carson is the prime sponsor of SB4 which would clarify the one word more than any other in the entire English language (beside “fair”) that is a stumbling block no Legislator or public official can come to terms with, the word “domicile.” In Black’s Law Dictionary, Edition #4 you will see the word […]

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Salem Safety Complex Fails

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2015
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The taxpayers in Salem, New Hampshire rejected a 23 million dollar bond to fund a new Safety Complex.  We reported on the situation in Salem back on February 23rd. There is one dissenting selectman who is concerned about the process, the cost, the lack of enough open debate, and the refusal to seriously consider cheaper […]

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CSNH Announces Hassan Micro-Site

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2015
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Why is Governor Hassan Hiding? Check out Why are They Hiding.com/Hassan. Contact Derek Dufresne Derek@RightOnStrategies.com 202-809-6013 (March 10, 2015) – Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is launching a microsite today. It highlights the lack of transparency found in Governor Maggie Hassan’s corner office as she refuses to respond to multiple Right-to-Know requests or hold […]

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Is Ann Kuster In on This Climate McCarthyism?

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2015
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Someone should ask New Hampshire congresswoman Ann Kuster if she agrees with the tactics of her Democrat colleague,  Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona.  Rep. Grijalva sent a letter to 7 Universities in what can only be called an act of Climate McCarthyism. The letter demands detailed financial information so that Rep Grijalva can examine it.  He […]

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HB 603 And The Parental Right To Refuse

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2015
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Posted by request… PLEASE INVITE and SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Let’s meet in the LOBBY of the Legislative Office Building at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 5th. NH Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry is using Technical Advisories to intimidate parents. Barry believes her directives SUPERSEDE a parent’s fundamental RIGHT to direct the education of his […]

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Stop Teasing the Locals with Tax Credits

by Steve MacDonald February 24, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena The Coös County job creation tax credit is on the top of the committee’s list for evaluation in 2015.  The credit is also part of a new piece of legislation that would expand the program into a second New Hampshire County. Is this wise? Since the tax credit’s […]

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Is the Litchfield School District Trying To Pull A Fast One?

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2015
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The school district clerk in Litchfield can’t certify the ballot for upcoming town elections.  He tells me that the default budget number does not appear to be correct and no one in the School district would talk him through his concerns to a straight answer.  If the ballot is not correct he wont sign off […]

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NH Senate Democrats think law-abiding gun owners are violent criminals

by Kimberly Morin February 15, 2015

On Thursday the New Hampshire Senate voted on SB 116, aka ‘Constitutional Carry’. During the process, senators had the chance to discuss the bill. It was quite interesting listening to Senator David Pierce, who is already under fire for voting against the bill in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Pierce and the rest of the New […]

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Senator Andrew ‘Half-Baked’ Hosmer Is Gonna’ Need Him Some of These

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2015
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Senator Andrew ‘Half-Baked’ Hosmer responded to an email explaining how legislative support for a constitutional carry bill could (basically) be good for the safety of women in his state by expanding their right to self defense and the equalization of force that a firearm provides. He responded by claiming simply that the citizens positions were […]

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Portsmouth NH Commission Recommends Eliminating Itself

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2015
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I’d call this a win for Dan Innis. (SeacoastOnline) PORTMOUTH- In response to Uber ride-sharing drivers now working in the city, the Taxi Commission on Wednesday recommended the elimination of taxi medallions, regulation of taxi fares, city taxi inspections and the Taxi Commission itself. The commission voted unanimously to send a memo to the City […]

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Are Stay At Home Parents Robbing the Government of Revenue?

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2015
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Democrats may not admit this but they believe it all belongs to the government.  All of it. “You didn’t build that” is the bumper-sticker slogan of Marxists everywhere.  You can’t do it without them, you didn’t do it, to which we could add ‘How dare you do it.”  And for the record, any little bit […]

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Windham School Board Tyranny Part I

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2015
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Ken Eyring and Tom Murray joins us to explore the issue of decreasing transparency from elected School boards (in this case, Windham), the problem of no-bid contracts, and board efforts to limit or end public comment or input on issues affecting parents and taxpayers   You can listen to the entire segment here. Follow us […]

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How About A Little Vote Fraud?

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2015
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The Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire taxpayer joins us to explore how to track and catch vote thieves, complete with examples, names, incites, and updates on past and ongoing investigations. You can listen to the entire segment here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, […]

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