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Quick Thought: Not so much “free market”, eh Tom, when you want others to pay for “weeding your garden”?

by Skip August 25, 2018

So, Tom Thomson (son of Gov. Thomson of “low spending yields low taxes” fame) who for years was the honorary chair of AFP-NH which argues for Free Markets, has decided to go the Full Monty and arguing that electric rate payers (that would be you and I) should pay for his timber to be cut […]

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Yes, Jim Rubens and I had a bit of a dust up over his calling for Corporate Welfare

by Skip July 12, 2018

Steve alluded to it here and I DID have the intention of putting up the thread but, well, with the start of putting in new technology, things rolled off my “table” as it were. It was all about Gov. Sununu doing the right thing and denying wood electrical generational plants a subsidy.  No, not one […]

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Sanctioning Government Plunder and Big Money in Politics

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2018

You probably didn’t know this but in an offline thread Skip and Jim Rubens traded debate ‘punches’ on Mr. Sununu’s veto of Biomass subsidies. We have opposed the plunder. Mr. Rubens considered the Biomass bailout to be worthwhile. In an email, via Jim Rubens.com, Jim gives a nod to that debate and perhaps others and then defends his […]

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North Country “Wood Welfare”

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2018

The legislature passes a policy that drives up the cost of a product or service to keep a favored business or industry afloat. Without this protection money, those who benefit may no longer be able to enjoy the lifestyle to which they’ve become accustomed. This is the story of the green energy business. New Hampshire’s biggest […]

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Gov. Sununu Vetoes “Energy” Bills That Would Drive Up Electric Rates

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2018

Last week we shared a rumor that Governor Chris Sununu was prepared to veto SB 365 and SB 466. Both pieces of legislation were bipartisan sops to green energy that would drive up our already unreasonably high electric rates. That rumor is now a fact. In his veto statement on Tuesday, Sununu said the two […]

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Various and Sundry

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2016

We discuss Gov. Hassan’s veto of a bill to make the pistol revolver license optional; the demise of Rockingham Park, Trump’s on-again-off-again debate with Bernie Sanders; and a drunk driver who committed vehicular manslaughter claims that only the restaurant that served him is liable in a wrongful death suit.    

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Various and Sundry – Hassan Veto, Rockingham Park, Wrongful Death…

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2016
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Skip, Mike, Ed, and Steve discuss…Gov. Hassan’s veto of a bill to make the pistol revolver license optional, the demise of Rockingham Park in Salem and why it is probably a good thing, Trump’s on-again-off-again debate with Bernie Sanders, Venezuela (and why Bernie won’t talk about it), and a drunk driver who committed vehicular manslaughter […]

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The Right to Opt Kids Out Of Assessments

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2015

We discuss the parental right to opt their children out of state-wide assessments. The NH Legislature meets on Wednesday to cast override votes on the Governors Vetoes, including a bill to secure those right.  

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The Right to Opt Kids Out Of Assessments

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2015
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We discuss the parental right to opt their children out of state-wide assessments. The NH Legislature meets on Wednesday to cast override votes on the Governors Vetoes, including a bill to secure that right. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast You can also get this weeks 2-hour podcast – here!

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Hassan’s Budget Veto is Hurting New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2015
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Citizens for a Strong NH has a message for Governor Maggie ‘Vetoed the Budget’ Hassan. That budget veto is hurting New Hampshire. Press release on the jump.

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SB 116 Realities

by Rick Olson July 6, 2015

“The three rules of journalism are 1. Mislead, 2. Misinform, and 3. Misdirect. The news serves to sever you from reality and keep you in Fantasy Land.” ? Jarod Kintz Senate Bill 116 was destined for the veto pen. While some will call me negative and pessimistic, I rather think I am being realistic. We’ve […]

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Hassan Vetoes SB 116

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2015
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New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan has vetoed SB116 – Constitutional Carry. From our own Kimberly Morin… In Hassan’s press release she states that anyone who is discriminated against will be able to seek recourse through the court system. This shows that indeed she knows discrimination occurs but chose to continue to allow it. Unfortunately not […]

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NH Gov. Plays DC Politics With State Budget

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2015

AFP New Hampshire state Director Greg Moore joins us to discuss the real numbers on the New Hampshire budget and whether Governor Maggie Hassan can actually veto the state budget and survive politically.

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GrokTALK! – NH Gov. Plays DC Politics With State Budget

by Steve MacDonald June 21, 2015
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AFP New Hampshire state Director Greg Moore joins us to discuss the real numbers on the New Hampshire budget and whether Governor Maggie Hassan can actually veto the state budget and survive politically. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you oniTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, […]

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Based On Governor Hassan’s Veto of HB122…

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2015
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…These could completely transform America back into a Constitutional Republic because the kids just wont be able to keep their hands off of them.  

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Hoeven, Manchin, Reach For 67 On Keystone

by Mike January 13, 2015

BIPARTISANSHIP! “Coal Senator”, Joe Manchin (D, WV) and Oil Patch Senator John Hoeven (R, ND) are co-sponsors of the Keystone Pipeline bill in the senate, and they already have 63 votes lined up to pass it. It also seems as though Mitch McConnell’s collegial approach may pay dividends, at least in this case, by allowing […]

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Walt Havenstein Flip Flops on NH Medicaid Expansion Veto

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2014
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Update [ by Skip] : Originally posted 8/19/14.  I won’t accept it from Dems so I CERTAINLY am not going to accept from a Republican, so I have bumped this post as well.  Steve rightly comments on the flip-flop ******************* Walt Havenstein is confused. On WMUR’s Close Up this past weekend, with regard to Medicaid […]

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Is Terie Norelli Doing Her Impression of Harry Reid?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2014
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In the second segment of yesterday’s GrokTALK!, Matt Murphy from Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire was opining on the mysteries of SB120, the NH Incumbent protection Act.  SB120 would skew speech rights in favor of politicians (just search SB120 on the Grok for ample details if you are unfamiliar).  He was wondering why the […]

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Hoplophobes To Oppose Three Gun Bills

by Rick Olson January 2, 2012

”Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”—George Washington Governor Lynch and his hoplophobite cronies at the New Hampshire Police Chiefs Association are ramping up once again to put the kibosh on three Gun Bills slated to taken up this week by the legislature. House Bill 334, relative to […]

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Right-to-Work Benefits Workers

by Don May 24, 2011

New Hampshire’s Right-to-Work bill, HB 474, provides that personal liberty without affecting people who want to be in a union. Evidence shows that Right-to-Work states provide liberty, choice, and greater worker benefits. Right-to-Work is a win-win-win for workers.

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