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The Red Pen Governor

The liberty and freedom we’ve enjoyed in New Hampshire is under direct attack.  And it’s the worst it has ever been. Fresh off their November election wins, Democrats fired up their campaign to restrict rights and grow government.  And, unfortunately, they control the House, Senate and Executive Council.   But fortunately, we still have a Republican governor …

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The Silence of the Sununu

This: What NHPR means by “Roll Back Voter Residency Restrictions” is repealing House Bill 1264 and once again allowing out-of-State college students to vote in New Hampshire elections while remaining residents of their home States. In other words, these college students will once again have a special, privileged status under the law, under which they …

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John Kasich

John Kasich’s Gun Rights Veto Overridden by Ohio Legislature

On Christmas Eve we reported on Governor John Kasich’s veto of some bills including “gun-rights” legislation. Kasich was emphatic in his rejection. “If you think I’m going to sign a bill that gives more power to the gun folks, are you kidding me?” The State Legislature wasn’t kidding when they sent it to his desk.  So …

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

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

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

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

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

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.    

The Right to Opt Kids Out Of Assessments

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.