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So Kids, What Did We Learn From Convening Day In The NH House (01/06/21)?

We learned that Republican leadership can make lemonade out of lemons. After being denied use of indoor facilities at UNH because of COVID concerns and some bogus notion that members of the House booze it up during House session, they were creative in putting together a “drive-in” parking lot session. Even though we started 1 …

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AllNighter

So kids, what did we learn from Thursday’s House Session (03/12/20-03/13/20)?

We learned that House Minority Republicans have stamina and wisdom. They made certain that the work of the NH House got done for the people of NH and for the constituents that they serve.  They corrected the course of mismanagement of time and workload that was dealt to us by the House Majority Democrats who …

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Time

So kids, what did we learn from Thursday’s House Session (03/05/20)?

We learned that the 37 bills that we spent time voting on today would have been all done on Feb 20th if we didn’t waste 4 hours on that day, at the Speaker’s discretion, reprimanding 8 legislators for not attending Sexual Harassment Training. Now we are behind in our schedule and we will have 350, …

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Giving Rule 67 the respect it deserves

You have to take your fun where you can find it.  Right now, there’s some fun to be had by some members of the House, regarding Rule 67, which is so full of loopholes that it just begs to be mocked.

Tim Horrigan

The Vote That Really Mattered Last Week (Hint It Wasn’t The Gun Ban)

O.K. Misleading title. “Mattered” in the sense that the vote is predictive of how effective an opposition the minority GOP in the New Hampshire House can be. As a threshold matter, I know the House Rules are not subject to a veto, which I note to avoid the comment “he doesn’t even know House Rules …

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Stand and fight

When the decision to run for office is contemplated, the typical discussion is the amount of time needed to work as a legislator and the cost of doing so to the family finances. Many explain to family members a good deal of the time historically spent together would now be given to serving constituents. Most …

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