NH Senate

NH Senate Action Could Cost Taxpayers Big

by Steve MacDonald May 25, 2015

The Buffer Zone Repeal was aborted so an unnecessary lawsuit may now move forward – at your expense. Two Republican state Senators, Nancy Stiles (a co-sponsor of the original law) and Jerry Little, sided with every Democrat in the chamber to lock the vote. Republican state Sen. Jeb Bradley voted for the repeal bill, but then quickly […]

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NH BOE’s Bill Duncan is lying and working against children and parental rights

by Kimberly Morin May 18, 2015

Today ‘School Choice for New Hampshire’ wrote about the latest compromise in House Bill 323 – “An Act relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program.” Proponents of the original bill want to take local control out of the hands of parents and school boards and have it at a regional level. Opponents are […]

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Education Bill ALERT: HB 323 Compromise in Jeopardy

by Kimberly Morin May 18, 2015

Guest post from Michelle Levell: HB 323, the waiver bill, has been an extremely complicated and contentious bill all year. Multiple amendments have been proposed, but only one offered an acceptable compromise, the Bradley amendment, #1572s. Only this amendment specifically allows the SAT or ACT to be used as the 11th grade statewide assessment and […]

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NOTE to Senator Pierce: The 2nd Amendment actually IS a RIGHT in New Hampshire

by Kimberly Morin February 15, 2015

Senator Pierce made a complete fool out of himself during the vote on SB 116, aka ‘Constitutional Carry’, by claiming that it wasn’t a ‘Women’s Rights’ issue.  He insulted New Hampshire women and appears to be the ‘king’ of deciding what issues are women’s rights issues.

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‘Constitutional Carry’ passes in NH Senate along party lines

by Kimberly Morin February 12, 2015

Today Senate Bill 116, aka “Constitutional Carry”, was voted on by the full senate. Despite the majority of their constituents wanting them to pass SB 116, Democrats voted how their party leaders told them to vote and voted against it. Senators who were already getting railed for being sexists provided more ammunition today (that deserves […]

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Senator Hosmer claimed he’d help domestic abuse victims. He LIED.

by Kimberly Morin February 11, 2015

I don’t know how I happened upon this but back in 2012 I wrote an article about the ‘Most DEPSICABLE political flier in the 2012 election cycle‘.  It was an ad for Senator Hosmer sent out by the vile Ray Buckley (now we know who Hosmer is parroting when he was condescending, sexist and rude […]

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Senator Hosmer is a condescending, clueless misogynist

by Kimberly Morin February 10, 2015

Yesterday, Susan Olsen, former chairwoman for the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire and current Legislative Director, sent an email to the entire New Hampshire Senate regarding SB 116 (email below). Some of her responses were simply canned “thank you for your email” while others were in support of the bill. There was one response […]

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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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Did the NH Senate give birth to the “Speaker Scam” in the House?

by Kimberly Morin December 5, 2014

In what was often an insanely frustrating (the live feed kept going down) and sometimes amusing election for Speaker of the House on Wednesday, Republican Representative Shawn Jasper was elected as Speaker by a majority of Democrats. The majority in the Republican Caucus voted for O’Brien. If you recall, the Republican race for Speaker was […]

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Is NH State Senator David Boutin the equivalent of “doddering” US Senator Pat Roberts?

by Skip September 20, 2014

Yes, the equivalency / similarities hit just as soon as I read it: THE NRSC’S WORK PROPPING UP DODDERING NONRESIDENT PAT ROBERTS WORKING OUT AS EXPECTED: In Kansas, Incumbent Pat Roberts Down 5 Points Against “Independent” Candidate. “This all raises a bigger question as to Roberts’ viability. He’s just a horrible campaigner, and doesn’t seem comfortable in his […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 30th, 2014 Segment One

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2014
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This weeks segment one free-for-all touches on Ann Kuster, Maggie Hassan, The Coffee party, RINO’s, Senate Majority PAC’s, Stiles and Boutins, Fergy, The GOP Brand, The Wave, the  “small dog” Skip ‘Lost,’ Unity, and that’s just the first half of the segment. There’s more… You Can Also Listen or Download This Segment Here. The segment […]

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David Boutin asks…

by Kimberly Morin August 27, 2014
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Little gets lots of support from out-of-district Bankers

by Kimberly Morin June 20, 2014

According to Senate District 8 Republican candidate Jerry Little’s FEC filings, the majority of his support appears to be from his fellow bankers outside of the Senate district.  While it’s not really surprising since Little was a banking industry lobbyist for years, it shows how little support Little has from the grassroots inside of the […]

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2014 NH GOP Annual Meeting – NH State Senate President Chuck Morse and NH State Rep Laurie Sanborn

by Skip May 4, 2014

At Party meetings, there are reports galore and this year’s NH GOP Annual Meeting was no different.  After hearing from NH’s RNC Committee folks, it was the turn of those in leadership in the NH State Senate and NH State House.  For the former, it was NH State Senate President Chuck Morse and because NH […]

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If The legislature Added Ten Cents To The Price Of The Concord Monitor – Would That Be A Tax?

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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Part of the dumbing down, or is it just the reprogramming of Americans, seems to be convincing them that just because your government makes you pay more for something that this is not a tax. It is a tax. When the state uses force (threat or risk of punishment for refusing to collect or pay […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! April 26th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! we are joined by JP Marzullo – Candidate for the NH Senate, Ed Naile – Chairman of CNHT, and Susan Myrick from the Civitas Institute in North Carolina (about the voter registration cross check and those tens of thousands of double voters.)

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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GrokTALK! April 15th, 2014 Photo ID, Green Energy Bird BBQ, Bundy Ranch, and The Growing Train of Abuses

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2014
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Skip, Mike, and Steve talk about New Hampshire’s same day registration problem, Bill Clinton’s Photo ID epiphany, Getting strung up on a cactus at the Bundy Ranch –  see also “growing weary of the long train of abuses,” a bit of wind and solar BBQ, “another one bites the dust”– or the strange effect that […]

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Pro-Rape Democrats And Their Republican Abettors – (See also SB 244)

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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Women who carry firearms and are encouraged to learn how to use them have a significant advantage over those who have been disarmed by pro-rape Democrats and their Republican abettors.   Weight, strength, even numbers are no guarantee that a woman is an easy target for sexual assault.   She is no longer just another victim. I […]

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GrokTALK! February 8th – Cell Phones, Political Speech, Medicaid, and Democrats in Training…

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2014
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Skip, (Mike- by phone), and Steve start with the proposed ban on cell phone use (HB 1117) in New Hampshire (restricted to hands free), why it makes no sense, and the political culture that leads to laws like this. Listen to Segment 1A Download segment 1A   In the second half of segment one, we […]

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NH Senate Republicans – Announce Medicaid Expansion Deal

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2014
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WMUR is reporting that NH Senate Leadership has announced a bi-partisan deal to swallow the ObamaCare hook baited with Medicaid money.  Long story short, the Senate Republicans caved.  Legislation will emerge shortly to finalize our submission to our Federal masters. With all the GOP moderates, it was always a steep uphill battle.   What can I […]

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The weekly responses

by Skip January 10, 2014

Once again, Pindell sets them up and I oblige: Will Republicans have to choose between supporting either the gas tax or Medicaid expansion? Why is there even a notion that an “or” should even be in that sentence?  Or even “choose”? That there must be a quid pro quo on orthagonal issues (except that both […]

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GrokTALK! 12-21-2013 With Leon Rideout, Kevin Kervick, and Pete Ingemi (Da Tech Guy)

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2013

This week our guests are NH Republican House Rep Leon Rideout, SNHU Professor and author Kevin Kervick, and conservative talker Pete ‘Da Tech Guy’ Ingemi. First we welcome our newest affiliate station –  Cream City Radio in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  Then we we move on to Democrat trackers, Scott Brown (and last weeks rally), protecting the […]

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Will NH Senate Republicans Come Out Against the ACA/Medicaid Death Tax?

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2013
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Something else we might want to ask our cadre of ObamaCare supporting Democrat legislators this election season. 1) Why did you vote for a bill (ACA) knowing that it made insurance so expensive that older middle class citizens who need each other as much or more than ever would be better off divorced as a […]

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Some in NH Republican Senate Plan to Take 2.4 Billion For Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2013
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From Aaron Day, President of the RLCNH Urgent: Some of our friends in the Republican Senate are holding a press conference tomorrow to describe a plan that they will put forward that involves taking $2.4 billion from the federal government under the expansion of Medicaid provision in Obamacare and giving the money to private insurers. […]

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Senate Hearing on HB399 at 9am Today

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2013

The news cycle is full as we watch and wait for more details on the Back Bay Bombing that has so far killed at least 3 and wounded 140.  Our prayers go out to everyone affected, but up in Concord, New Hampshire today their will be additional business to attend to.  The State Senate will […]

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Money for nuthin….

by Susan Olsen March 29, 2013

So let me get this straight, some 250 folks were trusting (nay, let’s be honest, greedy and stupid) enough to loan money to a Ponzi scheme in the hopes of making astonishing returns on those loans and when the scumbag operating it finally ran out of suckers and money and the game collapsed, these 250 […]

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Hey! Dufus! Why the Hell Aren’t You Covering “This!?”

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2013

Shawn Millerick, the head of the political fiction section at NH Journal, wanted to know why we at GraniteGrok were not covering the real world story about Ann McKluster Kuster not paying her property taxes.  The appropriate response was to provide a link to the story I actually wrote on February 5th about how Ann […]

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