NH House

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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‘Constitutional Carry’ passes in NH: Grassroots activists win the day

by Kimberly Morin February 9, 2017

Today, despite the snowstorm, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 12, aka “Constitutional Carry.” The vote was 200-97 with several Democrats voting for the bill and only two Republicans voting against it. The bill will now go to Governor Sununu’s desk where he has already said he will sign it into law. […]

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After three years of very hard work,…Constitutional Carry at risk from Mayor Bloomberg’s henchmen lobbyists

by Susan Olsen January 25, 2017

After three years of very hard work, constitutional carry in New Hampshire in the form of SB 12 – which survived the NH Senate intact – will face a life or death hearing before the House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. Arrayed against us is a very big-time, NY-funded NH lobbying firm called […]

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ALL HANDS ON DECK!

by Susan Olsen January 25, 2017

A proposed rule change to be voted on tomorrow in the NH House will force law abiding legislators who hold legal NH concealed carry pistol licenses to undergo forced training. PLEASE CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE (House roster link) and urge them to VOTE NO!

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Democrats – the Party of the old

by Skip January 19, 2017

Ideas, that is.  The UL has a snippet or so of the different caucuses (cauci?) that exist in the NH House – like minded legislators flocking together around a single or set of ideas.  There are a few but this not only grabbed my attention but puts the difference between those of us who put […]

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I’m sure Stephen Shurtleff is shocked, shocked.

by Susan Olsen January 11, 2017

No doubt NH Democrat Minority Leader Stephen Shurtleff is shocked…

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NH Bill Would Allow Smoking in Privately Owned Public Places

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2017

The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would allow smoking in privately owned places where the public congregates at the discretion of the property owner. HB 279 would “…makes changes to the indoor smoking act.  Under this bill, smoking would not be prohibited in public conveyances which are privately owned, restaurants, grocery stores, and cocktail […]

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Speaker Jasper Tries To Hamstring Roll Call Transparency Again

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2016

Jaspercrats in the NH House are taking another stab at making transparency more difficult. (From my In-Box) Today the House rules committee is meeting to discuss the rules for the  house for next year.  It is my understanding that House leadership (both R&Ds) are pushing to move the number of “seconds” needed for a roll call […]

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Bride of Crankenstein – The Return of Speaker Jasper

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2016

NH House Republicans voted yesterday to keep Democrat Elected Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper. He won by just a few votes, then is reported have begun ripping into the 49% of his caucus that wanted someone else. Perhaps Chris Sununu can have a word with him about not mistreating the only people in the room who […]

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Former State Rep has WARNING for the House about Shawn Jasper as Speaker

by Kimberly Morin November 21, 2016

Dan Tamburello, former New Hampshire State Representative, has some words of wisdom and warning to the incoming house Republicans about electing Shawn Jasper as their speaker. Honorable Members of the General Court, I am writing to you today to illuminate to you the critical importance of your vote for the Speaker of the New Hampshire […]

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Dear Mr. Speaker,

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2016

Forty-Three Republican members of the New Hampshire House sent a letter to Speaker Jasper asking that he pledge his support for whoever the Republican caucus chooses to be their speaker on Organization Day. He has not, as of this writing, done so. The complete letter follows, listing all the signatories.

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Democrat Elected Speaker Endorses Susan Emerson

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2016
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Democrat Elected Speaker of the NH House, Shawn Jasper, has openly endorsed Democrat water-carrier and self-declared Republican Susan Emerson, of Rindge. Rep. Emerson, a veteran of seven terms in the N.H. House of Representatives, has not only served on the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee, but has readily stepped up to serve […]

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Is Eric Estevez Violating the Law with False Endorsements?

by Kimberly Morin July 26, 2016

Recently Eric Estevez, New Hampshire State Rep from Pelham running for U.S. Congress in District 02, claimed several people endorsed him during the Republican National Convention via his Twitter feed.

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Meet the NH House Democrats who HATE you

by Kimberly Morin June 23, 2016
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The ‘D’ in Dick is for Democrat

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2016
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Thanks again to Spec Bowers for investing the energy to make this sort of information available to voters and activists. This time around he has exposed Dick Hinch, who has been a ‘Republican’ House Rep from Merrimack for as long as I can remember. He’s currently Jaspers stooge majority leader–that’s supposed to be “Republican majority […]

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Everytown hires Republican-owned NH lobbying firm to push gun control

by Kimberly Morin April 20, 2016

Yesterday a hearing was held by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. One of the bills to be heard was Senate Bill 336 (SB 336). This bill ends almost 100 years of state-sanctioned discrimination in the Granite State by ending the “suitability” wording. The amended bill states that anyone who is legally able to […]

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Bad New Hampshire Republicans. Bad.

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2016
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Special thanks to Spec Bowers for doing all the leg work here. After seeing the list, this is my question for the establishment GOP and NHGOP. How many times does a Republican have to vote with the Democrats instead of the Republicans, before they can no longer be considered a Republican, or a ‘good Republican’ or […]

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Stop Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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The House will vote on reauthorizing expanded Medicaid this week. In this segment Max Abramson joins Emily Sandblade to explain the dire consequences and how the House is the only place we have a shot at stopping it. (full podcast)  

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New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion fraud: Granite Staters will pay the price

by Kimberly Morin January 29, 2016

Yesterday the New Hampshire House Health and Human Services Committee held a public hearing on re-authorizing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion (they renamed it to the Health Protection Plan because a majority of Granite Staters disapprove of Obamacare). The hearing was to discuss House Bill 1696 which re-authorizes Medicaid Expansion through 2020. The original plan was supposed […]

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John Kasich lied to the NH House about Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion

by Kimberly Morin January 25, 2016

On Saturday a video clip from C-SPAN was posted of Presidential candidate John Kasich speaking to the New Hampshire House Legislature about Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion. Kasich applauded the legislature for adding another big welfare program in the state. Unfortunately Kasich also lied about the program.

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Interview: Dr. McCaughey to NH – Medicaid Expansion will bankrupt your state

by Kimberly Morin January 24, 2016

Yesterday during the First In The Nation (FITN) Town Hall, Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of New York, spoke to attendees about Obamacare. She has long been a vocal opponent to the massive regulations that have hurt Americans’ healthcare across the country. Not only did McCaughey speak to the crowd but she also sat […]

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Bill O’Brien to Grant Bosse – “Hypocrite”

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2015
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Who didn’t see this coming? It seems that when Grant Bosse approached me to be hired as House Chief of Staff after the House Republican vote to support me for Speaker, I should have been a little more encouraging to him.  The Union Leader has an opinion piece today from Grant Bosse in which he […]

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Stupid The Bruce

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2015
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Susan Bruce has this idea in her head that the First Amendment (presumably to the US Constitution, she might mean something else) protects her Facebook status updates from being deleted. We’re not going to take this space to quibble over her “interpretation” of the law of the land. Instead, Susan, if you do decide to use screen […]

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NH House Transition Proposal for Real ID Identical to Bill Rejected by the NH Senate Last March

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2015
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New Hampshire has a Real problem with Real ID. We nullified it. Since then there have been “improvements” to our ID’s but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t like that residents can ask to have their drivers license photo and social security number removed from the State Motor Vehicle System. It’s their biggest concern […]

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Republican Dean-Bailey becomes one of the youngest women elected to NH House

by Kimberly Morin May 19, 2015

Tonight 19 year old Republican Yvonne Dean-Bailey won the Rockingham 32 special election. Dean-Baily (Republican) carried Nottingham, Northwood and Candia while Maureen Mann (Democrat) won her hometown of Deerfield. This election had been fraught with outrageous behavior from Maureen Mann and her campaign staff along with her supporters throughout the beginning but clearly voters decided […]

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Constitutional Carry advances in NH House: What will Governor Hassan do?

by Kimberly Morin April 29, 2015

Today Senate Bill 116 aka Constitutional Carry was passed in bi-partisan fashion in the New Hampshire House. There was little debate on the floor with 3 representatives arguing for the bill and only 2 arguing against it. No questions were asked and the bill passed 212 – 150. The bill will go to the Senate […]

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Maureen Mann is lying to voters in Rockingham’s 32nd District – Her votes prove it

by Kimberly Morin April 22, 2015

Yesterday there was a letter to the editor in the Concord Monitor asking voters in Rockingham’s 32nd district to vote for Democrat Maureen Mann because she helped get a traffic light installed. Seriously. The author of the letter claims to be a Republican but votes for Mann when she runs because she “can do the […]

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Euthanasia Isn’t A Budget Tool Rep. Cahill

by Ed Naile April 11, 2015

Republicans in NH seem to like a good beating now and then by their political opponents and the media – when they are not slapping the snot out each other, case in point, the Red Tailed Hawk/Planned Parenthood extravaganza in the NH House a few weeks ago. I don’t even have to explain what happed […]

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HB 357 Amendment And the Jasper Gas Tax – Just Died in the NH House

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015

The good news of the day is that the scheme to amend HB 357 into the NH DOT budget plus gas-tax-increase has failed.  The full House rejected the amendments 365-3. Spec Bowers c/o Facebook The vote was closer than expected: 3 in favor, 365 opposed. BTW, Kurk spoke against his own bill. The gas tax […]

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“New” Hampshire Gas Tax Increase Today At 10am LOB 212

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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Rumor has it that the Jaspercrats will be proposing an amendment to HB 357 today when the bill is exec’d by Finance at 10am (LOB212).  The amendment will be to raise the state gas tax to end years of “one-time” fixes to DOT funding. This new tax could be proposed by either a Democrat or […]

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