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NH House Forced to Pull All-Nighter Because Speaker Pocket-Stalin Wasted a Day on Show-Trials … FakeNews Blames GOP

A few weeks ago (2/20/20), Speaker of the New Hampshire House Steve Shurtleff aka “Pocket-Stalin” devoted a day to conducting Soviet-style show-trials of GOP Reps who refused to comply with an obviously unconstitutional House Rule: We learned that the reprimand was scheduled for 1:30 and that the press was invited in. The procedures for these …

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Steve “Pocket-Stalin” Shurtleff Disgraces Himself and Makes a Mockery of the N.H. House By Holding Soviet-Style Show Trials

Yesterday Speaker Steve Shurtleff earned the moniker I use for him … Pocket-Stalin … by spending half a day conducting Soviet-style show-trials of the handful of GOP Reps who had the courage of their convictions NOT to attend the House’s reeducation camps (House Rule 67). In a recent post, I demonstrated that House Rule 67 …

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Abortion Amendment Gets Thumbs Down in Committee

Cross-posted from Leaven for the Loaf: The House Judiciary Committee on February 5 voted 18-2 to send an “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation to the full House on CACR 14, a proposed abortion amendment to the New Hampshire constitution. A vote in the full House is likely within weeks.

Dear GOP House Reps: You are NOT Required to Attend Speaker Shurtleff’s Reeducation Camps

So last week Ethan DeWitt of the Concord Monitor vented on twitter about House GOP (1) not all following the House Rule for mandatory “harassment” and “discrimination” “training”:  67. All legislators, legislative officers, and legislative staff shall attend in-person education and training regarding sexual and other unlawful harassment and discrimination. and (2) some attending an …

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Meet the GOP Reps Who Voted to Raise the SOLAR-SUBSIDY TAX

Governor Sununu recently vetoed HB 365, which raises the Solar-Subsidy Tax. Here is part of his veto-message: I probably disagree with Sununu more often than I agree with him. But he is absolutely right about HB 365. Here is a pithy summary of how the subsidy -which is euphemistically called “net metering”- works: Forty-three states …

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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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New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner

Update: Bill Gardner Re-elected Secretary of State

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Secretary of State Bill Gardner has been re-elected to another term by the New Hampshire House and Senate. Gardner prevailed over Colin Van Ostern 209-205, with one “scatter” vote. With 415 legislators present and voting (House and Senate combined), 208 votes were needed for victory. Vote was by secret ballot.