NH House

GrokSHOTS! NH House on Benghazi – “At this point, What difference does it make?”

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2014
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On March 13th, by a vote of 191 – 85 (with 112 not voting or excused), the Democrat Majority New Hampshire House voted down HR 24, a resolution urging congress to investigate the Benghazi incident. (No Roll Call.) This week on GrokTALK!, Lou Milanesi, who helps organize the Benghazi vigils, had a suggestion for constituents […]

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Thanks For The Deaths And Resignations…

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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I have always considered the word “thanks,” unless presented with sarcasm as if to say “well, thanks a lot,” to have a positive connotation, until now. Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – Thanks to deaths and resignations, the 400-member House of Representatives is down to 388 strong. Then there is the awkward,  “down to 388 Strong.” I […]

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The Progressive Background Check Bill – HB 1589 is Dead!

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2014

HB1589, which would have added background checks to our background checks, failed in the NH House today. This is all due to the hard work of Grassroots activists, and we’d like to extend our thanks to them and the legislators who voted to kill this. And I’d like to give a special thanks to Minnesota […]

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NH Rep Steve Vaillancourt Speaks to a Reporter About Marijuana

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2014

Here is an interview between a reporter for the Concord Monitor and NH House Rep Steve Vaillancourt.  Steve is discussing decriminalizing marijuana.  It was recorded on a tablet so the audio is hard to hear in places…can’t be helped. (I’ll try to export this to audio and enhance it-will repost it as an MP3 if […]

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Contraband ‘Egg’ Displayed in NH General Court

by Susan Olsen January 22, 2014

This woman displayed a contraband “egg” in the general court, as in illegal to have.  Suggestions that she should be arrested…were ignored.  

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Democrat NH House Passes Medicaid Expansion 186-155

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2014
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No surprised.  Cindy Rosenwald’s amendment to add Medicaid Expansion without hearings or debate passed the NH House 186-155. I suspect that there were people registered as Republican that voted with the majority, but these would be the usual suspects.  The R’s who vote with Democrats most of the time anyway. Now it is on the […]

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Delmar Burridge has resigned from the NH House

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrat and Constitutional threat Delmar (D) Burridge has resigned from the New Hampshire House. (Waiting for the applause to die down.) Waiting… Waiting… His teaching position at River Valley Community College has gone full time, Burridge reports to the Keen Sentinel, which does not bother to mention that Burridge is a Democrat.  (Are […]

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Bill O’Brien…On a Miselading Letter Sent to NH House Reps on Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2013
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William O’Brien    11:05pm Nov 20 So there is this letter that liberals are sending around to some state representatives this evening (not me, because I am probably a lost cause to them) trying to persuade them to vote for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion. It is interesting to see what they are saying and then the facts: […]

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I saw this driving by the Legislative Office Building

by Susan Olsen November 14, 2013
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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Segment One – Skip, Steve & NH House Rep Lenette Peterson

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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In Segment One Republican NH House Rep Lenette Peterson joins the conversation as Skip and Steve touch on some local headlines–Chris Christie aid hired by the NH-GOP, Democrats voting on bills without reading them, Committee chairs who are not in office to defend people’s liberty, Republican spin on a greedy grab for Federal dollars, and […]

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NHTPC – Nashua NH Elects Candidate Involved In Voter Scam

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2013

From the NHTPC It is no secret that the residents of NH have been having their legitimate votes stolen by virtue of multiple instances of inappropriate voting by numerous Democratic operatives who while registered to vote in the states where they actually live, are using NH addresses to vote; including US Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s daughter, […]

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Special Election in Nashua Today – Just a Few Votes Will Keep a Vote Fraud Advocate Out of the NH Legislature

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2013
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Pete Silva is the NH Republican running against Vote Fraud Democrat Latha Mangipudi in Ward 8 Nashua tody. Latha Mangipudi harbored an out of state Democrat who voted absentee using Mangipudi’s Nashua, NH Address.  The ballot box stuffer, Alysha Tierney, was still registered to vote from her home in Ludlow MA, and in fact is […]

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Election Today in Manchester…

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013

There is a Special Election Today in Manchester.  You know what would make it really special?  If the Republicans just show up and vote. That would be very impressive. Manchester, Ward 7.   The Democrat Majority in the House is not that big.  You can make it a bit smaller.  

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Special Election in Manchester Ward 7 Tomorrow

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013

SPECIAL ELECTION ALERT! Volunteer to Help Ross Terrio Manchester Ward 7 State Representative Tuesday, September 17th GOTV Calls 11:00am – 6:30pm D2D Flushing 3:00pm – 6:30pm 282 Morse Rd Manchester, NH Please Call Andrew Provencher at 377-6994 or email andrew.provencher@gmail.com to help! NHGOP GOTV Calls 11:00am to 6:30pm 10 Water St. Concord, NH 03301 Don’t […]

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Nashua GOP “Steak Out” – Exploratory candidate for NH Governor George Lambert and NH House Special Election Candidate Pete Silva

by Skip August 17, 2013

NH State Representative George Lambert, in looking around the status of the State stemming from former Democrat Governor John Lynch and now Democrat Governor Maggie “The Red” Hassan, is also deciding on a race.  At last night’s Nashua GOP Steak Out, I do believe that he was the only candidate that actually stayed within the […]

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Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers – Press Release on NH House Budget

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2013

House Republican Leaders Comment on Passage of Fiscally Irresponsible Budget By CNHT | April 4, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 3rd, 2013 Contact: 603-271-3665 House Republican Leaders Comment on Passage of Fiscally Irresponsible Budget CONCORD – House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and Ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Weare), offered the […]

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Is the NH Economy So Good That We Can Afford To Grow State Government by 16%?

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2013

I know what you were thinking while you were paying almost four dollars a gallon for gas, or looking at your utility or cable bill, or thinking about how much more it costs to do the grocery shopping these days.  You were thinking, “Hey, times are so good, lets grow the size of the state government by […]

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Speaking of HB135, here are some more State Reps that could use a phone call…

by Skip March 18, 2013

The vote in the NH House on the repeal of last session’s Stand Your Ground law, HB135, is up for a vote later on this week (GraniteGrok is against this law that takes away your Right to defend yourself where ever you happen to be).  Based on votes from HB382 (“To reduce revolver license fees […]

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Manchester Ward 2 Special Election

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2013

Help send a Republican to the NH State house. Hillsborough 9 (Manchester Ward 2) Special Election is Tues 3/19….and Win Hutchinson needs YOUR help to WIN! Door to Door this Saturday…starting at 10am and again at 1pm. Free Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner for volunteers to follow. http://www.facebook.com/events/425858194168111/ Election Day Activities on Tuesday: Poll Standing […]

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Cynthia Chase Plays Solitaire During Floor Debate at NH State House.

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2013

NH For Liberty has this great picture of Rhode Island transplant and ideological xenophobe Cynthia Chase (Democrat) playing a game of Solitaire on her nice, big, shiny tablet, during a House floor debate. Great job whomever– (I did not see a photo credit or I’d provide one.) I’ll be sure to send this up the ladder like […]

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Dem NH Majority Votes To Kill School Scholarship Program

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2013

Children and poor families hit hardest So which Republicans’ voted against private scholarships for poor kids in New Hampshire? Ann Marie Banfield provided a list, with contact info, and reminds us (On Facebook), a vote against will actually cost taxpayers more.  (I talked about it here yesterday.) The HB370 (repeal) passed 188 to 155 and […]

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Free For Me But Not For Thee

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2013

In reporting on New Hampshire House Bill HB 514 –An Act relating to giving legislators a free ride–WMUR reports that it a) came out of committee with instructions to kill it (this is good) but b) that supporters of the bill claim that Members skiing for free at Canon Mountain–the Bill’s real purpose–doesn’t add costs […]

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NH Politics with John Burt – John Interviews Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2013

New Hampshire House Representative John Burt interviews NH House Rep and former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien about the new session, proposed laws, Rule 63, and more…(Links to all the discussion topics available here.)

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New Hampshire House Democrat Respect & Civility Alert!

by Steve MacDonald January 3, 2013

New Hampshire Democrats ran on respect and civility.  And we knew it for the fraud it was but people still fell for it. Part and parcel to the fraud was Speaker Norelli claiming to shake up the seating arrangements in the House to help build respect and civility,  bi-partisanship, working together…I figured it was so […]

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Trust and Safety in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2012

Here are two pull quotes from the New Hampshire Union Leader that I wanted to share.  One is about trust, the other about safety.  I think you’ll find them…interesting. In an article on 2013 LSR H-0451 regarding a proposed change to the right to know law, New Hampshire House Democrat Majority Leader Steve Shurtleff, D-Penacook, […]

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All we heard was “gay marriage was settled law – leave it alone!!!”

by Skip December 20, 2012

Settled Law.  Once again, we see that “settled law” is only for Statist legislature results and not Republican laws. Yep, that was the mantra of the Democrats who rightly feared that the Republican majority would reverse the law.  We read “Move on!”, “you campaigned on economic not social issues”, “why do you want to hurt […]

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It’s only one small, teeny-weeny bite….right? Who could it hurt?

by Skip December 5, 2012

  It seems that US House Speaker John Boehner is being sorely tempted?  His words about semi-caving into Obama’s demands on new taxes, new spending, and new debt ceiling limits show us that he’s already got his eye on the prize: How well will the new NH Republican legislators resist the same temptation, especially under […]

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So What If It’s Technically Impossible to Administer…

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2012

New Hampshire Democrats are ready to get serious about legislating matters that are important to New Hampshire’s future…so hey, how about we try to pass a perfume ban? (For state employees). The important point to remember here isn’t that  a perfume ban was brought up in the last legislature and failed, and it is not […]

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Un-Breaking News: Laughton Un-Resigns….Decides to Serve in NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2012

Stacie Laughton has now changed her mind again, and decided that she will accept the House seat won on November 6th, according to an updated article at unionleader.com Earlier this morning we reported that Laughton was planning to step down.  Now she is stepping back up.  Although it is not final.  Laughton is seeking guidance […]

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Facebook Doodlings – So, Greg Carson, Secretary of the NH GOP is demanding “unity” – Part I?

by Skip November 19, 2012

And yes, once again, I decide to weigh in.  His opening remark – well, I can’t quote it from FB because he decided to take himself out of the thread and erased all traces of himself, but it started with someone asking the simple question of “Who for Republican Minority Leader in the NH House?”. […]

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