NH Senate

GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 8: Serve on IT council (biz process enhancement?)?

Next to last question!  The last question asked (“what Committees do you want to serve on?“) to Josh Youssef as he has started to his run for the NH State Senate.  Well, his answer was such that I JUST had to ask, given our Right To Know requests against the NH Dept. of Information Technology …

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Quick Thought – Bragdon / Dwyer

From Pindell on his weekly Ups and Downs Political Standing column: Dan Dwyer: The Merrimack Selectman wants to primary Senate President Peter Bragdon, but Bragdon will file showing $63,000 cash on hand already in his campaign account. Can Dwyer compete with that? As a Conservative activist, I have been sorely disappointed in the NH Senate …

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Martha Fuller Clark Running for NH Senate District 21

Happy news that Amanda Merrill is not running again for the New Hampshire Senate.  In her stead, former Merrill clone–or perhaps I have that reversed–Martha Fuller “brush” Clark, will run to fill the seat.  Merrill and Clarke are both EMILY’s list support alums.  They are hewed from the same bit of socialist flotsam, with Clark …

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HB 1704 – Republicans doing the dirty work by resurrecting HassanSpeech? Part 2

OK, Part 1 is here – which simply pulled out a couple of nuggets from the proposed HB 1704 as found at  NH.GOV. While there was enough uproar to have the NH Senate table it last week, it is supposedly coming back from the dead.  I have already made the pitch that the bill needs …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 10 – Contrast yourself with the incumbent, Senator Lou D’Allesandro?

And the last question in our series of spotlighting John Hikel – If current NH State Senator Lou D’Allesandro is your opponent in the General election, how would you contrast yourself with him? Previous Questions: Question 1– Has it been everything you thought in the House?  glad you put the time in?  Best part of …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 9 – A Primary? And then who in the General election?

Next to last question in this series with John Hikel who has decided to forgo a relatively safe seat in the NH House to “move up” to the NH Senate.  As with most politicians, he is facing an election and in his case, two.  Here, he talks about the probably Primary he will have to …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 8 – Created in the House but what happened in the Senate?

One of the very puzzling (and often, very frustating) things that has happened this session between the NH House and the NH Senate is the amount of bills passed by overwhelmingly by the supermajority of Republican in the House getting tabled or voted down by the supermajority of Republicans in the NH Senate.  GraniteGrok asked …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 7 – Contrast the Occupy Wall Street movement with the TEA Party movement

Certainly two of the most talked about political movements of the last three years are Occupy Wall Street and TEA Party.  Pretty much the only thing that they agree upon is that the conflation of Big Government and Big Business has resulted is Crony Capitalism / State Corporatism – and vehemently disagree with the remedy.  …

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Did The Teamsters Local 633 Just Offer to Bribe Our State Senators?

Updated and bumped – We have added a link to HB1677 hearing Audio. (..at 1:37:35, Holden is introduced; from 1:39:36-40:16, he makes the offer……….) From The NH Senate Right to Work Hearing Transcript. “Let me just be frank. The big, the elephant in the room here and I know it’s been said is the politics of …

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Sylvia Larsen – Zipper head

I suppose you’ll want some context for that headline.  Back in December (12/9/2011) I explained why New Hampshire should continue lowering tobacco taxes.  I suggested we adopt some kind of schedule by which we would sunset tobacco taxes over the next decade based of the long term decline in sales.  Why, after all, would you …

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