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Sununu and Unions at a Standstill

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2017

Good. (UL) Gov. Chris Sununu has taken a hard line against any pay raises in new collective bargaining for five unions that represent more than 13,000 state workers. And when one union left the table in disgust and declared an impasse in early March, Sununu’s negotiators ended salary talks with the other four, a sharp […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest John Hikel and Gus Breton

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2013

In the final half-hour…John Hikel joins us along with Gus Breton to talk about Constitutional Redress,, some history and examples of Redress, what happened to previous committee of Redress in New Hampshire, Petitions for ObamaCare and Common Core, and how to sign them online at Listen to segment Four with John Hikel and […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Part II With Guest Rich Girard

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2013
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In segment Three Skip, Mike, and Susan continue the conversation with Rich Girard; Healthcare premiums and deductibles go way up, In Manchester – who is going to pay the Obamacare Cadillac tax; what will towns do about wages and benefits for public employee ‘part-timers,’ and Rich wants a free market: supply them with stipends then […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest – Rich Girard

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2013
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In segment Two Rich Girard, from Girard at Large, joins Skip, Mike and Susan to talk about Common Core, how Social media has killed call ins, Locals re-taking control, Unfunded Mandates – and in NH, what about Article 28-A? and the “Expert deference” syndrome by citizens and elected officials alike. Listen to segment Two, with […]

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GrokTALK! 10-26-13 Guest Susan Olsen

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2013
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Susan Olsen joins Skip and Mike to talk about wood stoves, Healthcare, the NH Union Agreement for SEIU local 1984 (obligatory Orwell reference), welfare, GuideStar and the 990 for NH SEA, the Fundemental Transofrmation, US Marine frippy hats, and more. Listen to segment One with Skip, Mike, and Susan Download or listen to Segment One […]

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GrokTALK! October 26th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! Skip and Mike welcome Grokster Susan Olsen (via phone) and  in-studio guests Rich Girard (of Girard at Large), NH House Rep John Hikel, and Gus Breton a petitioner for redress of Grievance after being jailed by the NH Court system. Some of the Topics, in no particular order…Wood stoves, Healthcare, the […]

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All Things being Equal…

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

Any minute now the left will begin to caterwaul about how unfair it is to not only reward teachers who have more prestigious degrees, but to demand that they have degrees at all.  After all, this kind of wage inequality… …it could be ‘devastating’ to the (those) who worked hard, but fell short…. OK.  That’s never […]

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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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The NH-D.E.S. Break Schedule, and Other Mysteries of The Known Universe

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2012

We have it on good authority that Richard de Seve, State employee over at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, only reads and comments on the articles at the Concord Monitor-online, during his breaks.  He did, after all, admit this too me, so what better authority can there be?  And who am I to […]

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Isn’t it Time We Enforced the State’s IT Policies

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2012

Democrats like to manage society, ever more so when they believe it has misbehaved.  So here’s an idea the left ought to embrace with both left arms. Because it is against state policy to use state computers for activities outside their intranet, like reading online news or–heaven forbid whiling the day away commenting on news […]

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