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Proposed Housing Appeals Board Would Rob NH Residents of Local Control

There’s no better place to begin a discussion of the new legisaltive year than a bill designed to shift power away from locals to the “experts” in the State Capitol. HB104-2019 would create a Housing appeals board. Put simply, the purpose of this body is to override local zoning rules that prevent developers from building …

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Rick Manning on HUD and Regional Planning

Rick Manning from American’s for Limited Government explains the situation in Dubuque and Chicago,with HUD. If your community took HUD money, you are Dubuque, and the nearest major city is your Chicago, and if HUD pulls this trigger, you may not be able to do a damn thing about it.  

Squestration – Obama’s “Organizing” rears its “Let’s Hurt Citizens” campaign for Big Government

Ah yes, the Sequestration that Obama’s White House came up with as a ploy during the debt ceiling / budget continuance back a bit now that was never supposed see the light of day – but it got voted in.  Well, when the Piper’s Bill came due, Obama decided that he was going make it …

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EMail Doodlings – SB11

SB11 – the bill ostensibly written to allow Exeter and Stratham to cooperate on a water system.  However, as we have written here on the ‘Grok, we have seen a lot of problems with the bill as it is too broadly written.  With the Feds and the NH regional planning commissions pushing the Federal “Sustainable …

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NHListens – the non-profit FOR the sustainable Granite State Future plan which HATES our NH environment!

Or for another take, this subtitle:                        NHListens – the “Run Away!” edition! Gosh, and last week was JUST.SO.MUCH.FUN!  So this week was supposed to be the next one in the North Country series of “listening” sessions.  Get out of work on time (and an unexpected “happening”)?  Yup – Check!  Good weather?  Snow?  Rain?  Fire? Raining …

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Granite State Future – Not really just “Advisory only”

We keep hearing from those that are in favor of Granite State Future (the NH version of the Federal Government’s “Sustainable Communities Initiative” pushed by the EPA, HUD, and DOT that aims to Federalize our local homegrown zoning regs so “we can live better) that is is merely advisory.  Just hints, directions, guidance – take …

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GovernmentOversite: NHListens / Granite State Future – another viewpoint

Both the ‘Grok and GovernmentOversite went to the same event last week: a “listening” session conducted by NHListens (an offsoot of the Carsey Institute at UNH, where “Carsey” is the uber-Progressive TV producer, Marsey Carsey).  Here is the video that ‘Grok friend Ed over at put together over at GovernmentOversite (a mashup of some of …

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