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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. 

Follow-up on Thursday’s Numbers

Brief epilogue to my last post: What’s the concur/nonconcur/Committee of Conference vote on the therapy ban bill, HB 587? HB 587 is on its way to Governor Sununu’s desk. It could strip professional licensing from any counselor whose words to a gender-questioning child are deemed insufficiently supportive of gender reassignment. That’s the absurd vagueness of …

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Stellllllaaaaaaaa!

Democrats are not (NOT)  suggesting that Democrat Dick Patten resign–he is accused of stalking and what amounts to sexual harassment. “A city man has received a temporary stalking order against Rep. Dick Patten, D-Concord, after the man complained Patten allegedly tried to kiss him and was repeatedly calling and texting him, according to the Concord Monitor, …

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Special Election In Manchester on Tuesday

SPECIAL ELECTION in Manchester on Tuesday. There will be a phone bank in Concord at the NHGOP office starting at 10am. Please consider helping between committee meetings or when you finish in the afternoon. http://www.facebook.com/events/478884175499411/ If you are driving through Manchester, we could use help at the polls. There will be hot beverages and plenty …

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