NH Senate

Terry Wolf Says She’s a ‘conservative’ But Her Record Says She’s Something Else

by Op-Ed September 10, 2018

by Dan Hynes – Republican Candidate NN State Senate Dist. 9 My Republican opponent in the Nh State Senate Dist. 9 primary says she is “conservative” who supports limited government and that she is proud of her commitment to cutting taxes, protecting our rights, and keeping New Hampshire free.” Her American Conservative Union score: 61% […]

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If it isn’t on “google”…….

by Susan Olsen September 4, 2018

Some guy on Facebook was berating me because, instead of simply asking the Attorney General’s himself office for copies of the recently released NH Senate investigation transcripts, the fact he couldn’t “google” them meant they didn’t exist.  He even suggested I might have made the whole thing up. So, for any of you who also […]

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Berlin NH Mayor Names Victim of Woodburn Domestic Violence – It’s Not Who You Think

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2018

“This is disgraceful what’s happening,” Grenier said. “It was sealed at the request of the so-called victim and the real victim here is Sen. Woodburn.” – Democrat Paul Grenier: Mayor, Berlin NH Typically, when the professional Left is after a name, a donor or donor list, for example, it’s so they can intimidate them, pillory them, […]

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Did the New Hampshire Department of Justice Hack the 2018 Election?

by Ed Mosca August 25, 2018

If you have been following New Hampshire politics this year, you know that House Bill 1264 became law.  HB 1264 is intended to end the undemocratic practice of allowing out-of-state residents to vote in New Hampshire elections. Once HB 1264 becomes effective the act of voting in New Hampshire will be deemed a declaration by […]

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Cornerstone Releases Its 2018 Legislative Scorecard

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2018

Cornerstone has released its scorecard for the 2018 Legislative session. Cornerstone’s 2018 legislative scorecard selects 14 roll call votes in the New Hampshire Senate and 18 roll call votes in the House from the 2017-18 legislative session. The Raw Score is the score that most closely reflects how the actual percentage a legislator’s votes aligned with Cornerstone’s […]

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What Did NH Democrats Know About Jeff Woodburn and When Did They Know It?

by Steve MacDonald August 3, 2018

Yesterday, when news broke that Democrat State Sen. Jeffy ‘Bumpstock’ Woodburn had been arrested for sexual and domestic assault, I observed two things in particular. First, State Democrat Party Chair Ray Buckley was quick to announce/denounce, which is way out of character. And second, Who knew what before it became a liability? The State Republican Party want’s to […]

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Not One A+ for the New Hampshire Republican Majority Senate in 2018

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2018

A Senate is typically the single biggest barrier to prosperity in government. State Senators are few in number, lobbied heavily, prone to moderate their positions and easily influenced by donors. So when I reviewed AFP New Hampshire’s 2018 Legislative Scorecard and found no A+ grades and only two A’s in a Republican majority State Senate, I was […]

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Out-of-State Progressives Trying to Buy State Senate District 8

by Ed Mosca June 24, 2018

Democrat Jenn Alford-Teaster, a first-time candidate who is running for State Senate District 8, recently reported over $63,000.00 in campaign contributions.  The seat is currently held by Republican Ruth Ward, who raised less than $15.000.00 over the same period. Alford-Teaster’s massive haul piqued my curiosity, so I reviewed her filing.  It’s really interesting.

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Senate, House urge Supreme Court opinion on voter residency legislation

by Op-Ed June 1, 2018

Press Release Senate, House urge Supreme Court opinion on voter residency legislation Concord, NH — Following Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council’s request that the Supreme Court give their opinion on the constitutionality of HB 1264, AN ACT relative to construction of the terms “resident,” “inhabitant,” “residence,” and “residency,” the New Hampshire Senate and […]

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NH Republicans Decide The Hill to Die on is Letting Men Use the Ladies Room

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2018

Why are the illuminated Establishment political lights in the NHGOP and GOP, several of whom should know better, pitching a cultural Marxist progressive issues “tent” in front of legislators and elected Republican Delegates when the electorate is more interested in expanding jobs, protecting tax reform, economic growth, and national security issues with a local impact like the opioid […]

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Drunken Senate Binge-Spends ‘Surplus,’ Asks House to Go Along

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2018

So much for the Senate being the more tempered and ‘August’ body of any legislature. Ours just took one look at the surplus I discussed here and went on a spending spree. CONCORD ­— It started as a routine bill to create the position of state demographer, but has turned into what some are calling […]

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Sen. Avard Commends Senate Passage of Constitutional Amendment Restoring Taxpayer Standing

by Op-Ed May 3, 2018

Press Release For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018 Media Contact: Kate Spiner (603) 271-3043 Kate.Spiner@leg.state.nh.us<mailto:Kate.Spiner@leg.state.nh.us> Avard commends Senate passage of constitutional amendment restoring taxpayer standing Concord- NH — Senator Kevin Avard (R-Nashua) issued a statement following passage of CACR 15 Wednesday which would give taxpayers standing to bring actions against the government.

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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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The NH Senate Just Killed The Horrible, Awful, Family Medical Leave Bill (HB 628)

by Steve MacDonald April 26, 2018

The NH State Senate just voted on HB628, the So-called Family Medical Leave Insurance Bill (FMLI). (For the Grok archive on HB628 look here and here.) It’s a bad bill, with bad mechanics, built to fail, and its only redeeming quality (and by that I mean if you happen to be a socialist Democrat tax and spender hell-bent on […]

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NH Senate Passes Gag Order on Therapists, Pastors, and Others. Will Gov. Sununu Sign It? [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2018

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-10, the New Hampshire State Senate passed HB587, a lawyer-up bill so badly written that it will not just compel speech. It will place a gag order on therapists, counselors, nurses, clergy, coaches, and anyone who might be consulted (even tangentially) for guidance on the issue of sexual attraction, even as Amended. […]

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The NH Legislature’s Latest Protection Racket

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2018

You’ve seen movies where a couple of Goodfellas in suits show up at a business and the proprietor, looking uncomfortable, hands them a bag of cash. New Hampshire has this too. Some nicely dressed guys (and girls) are using the state legislature to force a business to extract protection money from you. (Again.) This time around it’s […]

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Will This Legislation End Statewide Assessment Tyranny?

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2018

Student testing, statewide testing, has been an issue for years. Parents can opt their children out of these tests, and there is ample support for this right. But administrators obsessed with participation rates have no legal disincentives. “…school districts and administrators are getting more aggressive with parents and children who do not participate in the […]

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NH Senate Passes North Country Jobs Bailout On Ratepayer’s Backs

by Steve MacDonald April 1, 2018

The New Hampshire State Senate passed two bills that redistribute dollars by forcing energy companies to buy more expensive electricity from North Country “green” energy generators. “…the measures are needed, say backers of both bills, to preserve a total of 900 jobs. Many of those jobs are “in areas of the state where people can’t […]

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The Court Of My Opinion

by Ed Naile March 31, 2018

I went to a Senate Hearing on CACR 15 on Thursday. There was even a chance for me to testify! This the proposed NH Constitutional Amendment to restore a taxpayer’s right to sue a municipality or the State regarding taxation, a right that was stripped away by recent Superior and State Supra decisions. NH courts […]

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The senate is trying to Ram HB 628 Through as Fast as Possible!

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2018

HB 628 is an unnecessary junk bill disguised as a feel-good Family Leave Act. (Lots of links here.) It’s a state mandate on job creators that’s bad for business and, The Senate is trying to ram HB 628 through as fast as possible! Thursday, April 5 — Senate Finance, State House room 105 2:30 p.m. […]

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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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Yeah, so much for the Constitution, right Democrats? An aside on the Democrat only sponsored SB466

by Skip March 18, 2018

First Amendment:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  I like how the Cornell Law School interprets the […]

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NH State Senate Passes Agrotourism Reform Bill SB412

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2018

The first thing you need to know about SB412 (and why you should praise its passage in the state Senate) is that the mopes in Henniker don’t like it. And here’s why. No municipality shall adopt an ordinance, bylaw, definition, or policy regarding agritourism activities that conflict with the definition of agritourism in RSA 21:34-a. […]

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NH Senate Votes Down Gun-Free School Zones in N.H.

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2018

An effort by Democrats to use public schools as a wedge issue to disarm law abiding citizens failed in the New Hampshire Senate this week. In a party-line vote, the Senate Education Committee voted down an amendment that would have allowed individual school boards to prohibit guns on school grounds and school buses.

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Medicaid Expansion Continues to Get Worse With Republican Help

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2018

The NH State Senate proudly advanced, thanks to bipartisan support, the Medicaid Expansion scam, this time for five years. At the same time, over at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, we are treated to some truth about what will happen when this turd becomes the latest version of what passes for law.

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Avard praises bi-partisan support of bill updating firearm terminology 

by Op-Ed March 9, 2018

Press Release Concord, NH – Today the NH Senate adopted a bill, SB 500, amending references to firearms terminology with the unanimous consent of the body. SB 500 received the unanimous recommendation of Ought to Pass from the NH Senate Judiciary Committee. “I am pleased this common-sense bill updating references to firearms terminology passed the […]

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NH Senate Kills Assisted Suicide Study Committee, Terminates Minimum Wage Hike Bill

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2018

Two good bits of news out of the New Hampshire State Senate this week. SB 490, an end of life study committee bill that was sold by the sponsor as a path to assisted suicide legislation, was put to death by a vote of 12-10. Cornerstone thanks the senators who voted ITL. Contact information for senators is at […]

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SB500: Cleaning up Firearms Language in State Statute

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

Susan Olsen joins me this week to discuss Kevin Avard’s Bill, SB 500: an Act amending references to firearms terminology. We talk about the proposed changes, testimony, support and opposition to the legislation.

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Cleaning up Firearms Language in State Statute

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

Susan Olsen joins me to discuss the introduction of SB500, Senator Kevin Avard’s Bill to clean up firearms terminology in State Statute. We talk about the proposed changes, testimony, support and opposition to the legislation. Also Available on Google Play

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Serving The People to the End: RIP Sen. Sam Cataldo

by Mike February 4, 2018

Many citizens of NH were saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic death, Saturday, of former State Senator Sam Cataldo in an auto accident, on his way to a School Board meeting in his home town of Farmington, NH. One of the finest men I’ve had the privilege to meet, Sam was serving the […]

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