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Another Stupid Bloomberg Anti-Gun Bill Dies in the NH House – See How Your Rep. Voted

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2017

Yesterday it was HB350. Today HB 201, AN ACT requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales. To quote Representative John Burt, Through this conflated language, this bill would shut down firearm sales and training in New Hampshire by making the process so complicated and expensive that none could comply.  That was the point of the legislation!

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Bill to Ban Firearms at Polling Places – See How Your Rep. Voted

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2017

HB350, AN ACT prohibiting possession of a firearm at a polling place, just died on the floor of the New Hampshire House. By a vote of 204 to 144 on a committee recommendation of inexpedient to legislate, a bill designed to solve a problem that didn’t exist met its proper end. One Republican voted with Democrats […]

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Interview: David McCray – Hillsborough 21

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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This is the last of the interviews I had to post before the primary tomorrow. Dave McCray is a small business owner who is running for the state house. We talk about the burdens the state puts on job creators and how Dave would like to relieve them. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under […]

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Interview – Andy Kohlhofer – Rockingham 33

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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My conversation with Andrew Kohlhofer who is running for the New Hampshire House in Rockingham County District 33. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Are Dick Hinch and Shawn Jasper Choosing Sides In Republican House Primary Races?

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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I wonder how the “other” incumbent New Hampshire House Reps. from Merrimack feel about this? Dick Hinch, a member of the Merrimack Republican delegation, and House Speaker Shawn Jasper filed an independent expenditure report with the Secretary of State (for the Committee to Elect House Republicans) listing the names of only eight of the thirteen […]

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Landing in Hudson, NH Mailboxes Now…

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2016
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These are showing up in the mailboxes of Hudson, New Hampshire voters. AFP-NH has people door hanging Democrat Elected House Speaker (r) Shawn Jasper’s district as well. Hudson voters have an opportunity to protect New Hampshire from this turncoat progressive shill next Tuesday. Please take that opportunity seriously.

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RLCNH ‘Hall of Shame’ (The RINO’s among RINO’s)

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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Spec Bowers, Chair of the RLCNH, has been publishing the voting records of ‘Republicans’ who ran as Republicans but spend far too much time voting with Democrats. Today he sent out a list- The Hall of Shame. These are the ‘Republicans’ with the worst records, and how often they voted with Democrats or against Republicans. Alphabetical […]

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Calling Out Republican House Rep. Susan Emerson

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2016
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Larry Cleveland (who is on a mission to save Rindge, NH), writing in the Keene Sentinel, observes that Rep. Susan Emerson’s ‘recent record’ is not conservative. It’s not. After her second term, she went native. Larry has made a note of this and said as much and Emerson, who is incapable of accepting criticism, doesn’t […]

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Editing History In the New Hampshire House

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2016
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Last week we discovered a New Hampshire House “tradition” of which no one else appears to have been aware. The permanent record, the written history of what is said and done in the lower chamber of the Granite State’s Legislative body, is subject to random acts of review before becoming permanent. There are plenty of […]

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Open Thread – NH House Edits Permanent Record

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2016
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At the start of yesterday morning’s program NH House Rep. Frank Edelblut shared a story with us about leadership editing the permanent House record. They removed part of an opening prayer from the final record that included the phrase “the born and the unborn.” Praying for the born and unborn is, according to someone, a […]

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Bill O’Brien – Leadership Calls Expensive Special Session of the NH House

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2016
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From former NH House Speaker Bill O’Brien c/o Facebook Today, the Senate President and House Speaker called us into a special legislative session to be held on Thursday, June 16. This special session, which will result in an additional cost of thousands of taxpayer dollars to reimburse legislators and for staff time, is being held […]

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The House Votes on HB1696, Expanded Medicaid Today. Get Ready…

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2016
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From Susan Olsen c/o Facebook…The House votes on HB1696, Expanded Medicaid today. Get ready… And yes, I may well make it my mission to help unseat every Republican that votes to pass this. Every. Republican.

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The Cost When Principle and Policy No Longer Matter

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
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We continue with RLCNH chair Aaron Day on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the failure of Medicaid/ObamaCare, and the cost to New Hampshire if the Republican State legislature reauthorizes expansion. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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GrokTALK! – Will Kelly Ayotte Pay a Political Price For Meddling?

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2015
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NH Senator Kelly Ayotte meddled in the race for NH Speaker of the House. As a result, moderate Republican leadership took command with plans to extend Medicaid Expansion. RLCNH Chair Aaron Day has a plan to make her pay a  political price. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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GrokTALK! – Where is Your Legislative Strategy?

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2015
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House Rep Frank Edelblut synthesizes the path to legislative success (and failure?) in under ten minutes; your caucus (your party) needs a vision, and then a legislative strategy to achieve it, but reality is often something very different. (And yes, I forgot the stingers before and after…) Learn more about the 603 Alliance at http://603Alliance.org […]

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The Politics of Viability

by Jane Cormier June 15, 2015

On June 15, a Committee of Conference on SB 40 met at the NH State House.  This Committee met to look at Fetal Homicide bill, SB 40.  In a nutshell, the House recently passed HB 560 which offered families the ability to seek justice in the NH court system for a preborn (beginning at eight […]

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GrokTALK! – Murderers Row

by Steve MacDonald June 8, 2015
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Former NH House Speaker Bill O’Brien joins us for a discussion on running for office, the make up of legislatures, how Murderers Row in the New Hampshire House got its name, and why legislators should only serve a short time (no careerists) and then go home. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on […]

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Lone Wolf Email Hoaxer Narrative Not Credible

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2015
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The Special Election Email hoaxer has come forward. (Concord Monitor) A liberal activist who was booted from Maureen Mann’s special election campaign said he “probably had one too many beers” before he sent out a hoax email saying Mann’s opponent was bowing out of the race. Carl Gibson said creating a fake email account and […]

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Yvonne Dean-Bailey Needs Your Support Today!

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2015
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Rumor has it that Democrat hate-trolls have planned an incursion against Special Election candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey’s campaign event tonight.  If you are available please go to the event and show your support for electing a young conservative woman to the NH House Like her campaign page on Facebook, follow the event invite, and let her […]

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Crony Bail-Out Legacy Bill Before The NH House Today

by Steve MacDonald May 6, 2015
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SB30 would open the flood gates to taxpayer backed bailouts of private ventures.  This is not just about dumping 30 million on some rich white guys with a dream in the North Country; a dream more likely to fail than not by the way (otherwise they wouldn’t need public money would they?).  This is also […]

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A Shot Over the Bond Ratings Bow

by Steve MacDonald May 3, 2015
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Wednesday there will be a vote on a bill to make it easier for the state to back private projects with taxpayer money.  We explore what this might do to the bond rating and debt service, who this serves, and what future boondoggles we might expect should it pass. Listen to the entire podcast here […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for May 2nd, 2015

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am to 11 am EST . (Look for updates on Twitter @nhstevemacd or #GrokTALK) Audio Live Stream (no interruptions) Video Live Stream Live broadcast by UstreamIf you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Today on GrokTALK!; Greg Kline from RedMaryland.com […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! May 2nd, 2015

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2015
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This week on GrokTALK! May 2nd, 2015, 9am – 11 am EST Greg Kline from RedMaryland.com will joins us with an in-state report on the Baltimore Riots We’ve got the week in legislation – and it was a busy week Storm chaser Ron Moore returns with a climate update We’ll find out who won the […]

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Breaking News – NH House Puts the ‘No’ In Casino (Again!) [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2015
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The NH House put the No in Casino yet again. Update – 156 to 208 on the OTP (Failed) 82 Democrats and 126 Republicans voted no to Casinos in NH. 66 Democrats and 90 Republicans voted for Casinos in NH. Democrat Governor Hassan had called for a Dem Caucus for full party support in favor–that […]

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Guest Post – “HB 323, The Most Important Education Bill of the Year”

by GrokWatch News Desk April 27, 2015

Michelle Levell | GrokWatch News Desk Contact your senator today about HB 323. We must pass the Hoell/Avard amendment or kill the bill. Save our kids. HB 323 is a very critical bill as it is tied to New Hampshire’s Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA), aka No Child Left Behind (NCLB), waiver. This waiver is […]

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GrokTALK! – Casinos, Carry Bills, and Bond Ratings

by Steve MacDonald April 26, 2015
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Is New Hampshire on the cusp of a Casino Gambling embrace? What are the odds we’ll finally pass constitutional carry? And could a bill in the Legislature damage the state’s bond rating and open the door to an endless string of taxpayer backed bailouts? You can listen to the complete podcast here Follow us on […]

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GrokTALK! – Park Free Or Die

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2015
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We explore the power politics game among both Republicans and Democrats, in the legislature and in primaries; how some elected officials will vote against their own principles out of fear of retribution from a leadership that is supposed to share those principles but does not; and that some of them will flip just to  keep […]

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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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Democrat appointed Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jasper (R) – threatening Free Speech in the House?

by Skip March 22, 2015

Once again with Spring, the little birdies start tweeting again – even if Spring is measuring 11 degrees outside and this is pretty good one.  So, one would think that the NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper (Democrat appointed, if you don’t already know) would be a fine upstanding supporter of Free Speech.  After all, not […]

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Can We Ask Some NH 4th Graders To Submit the Next Right To Work Bill?

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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The NH House killed HB 373, dismissing it as another nuisance bill.  The problem?  It was proposed by 4th graders who were in the gallery when it failed. (NH1) CONCORD – Fourth graders from Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls received a warm welcome at the State House last Thursday. They and their teacher, James […]

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