NH Senate

GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 3: RGGI. What happened and why RGGI didn’t get deep sixed?

One of the hot button issues this past legislative session (the last two years here in NH) was to get rid of RGGI – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Simply put, it is an aggregation of States here in the Northeast that decided to put a broad based carbon tax on anyone using electricity in those …

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 2: Where did the idea of using scooters for door-to-door campaigning; why not Segways?

I HAD to ask this question, based on his Presser showing the cute little scooters that he is using in meeting the folks (“residents tell me that I am the first politician to ever stand at their door step and introduce myself,”) in Bedford that is the new NH Senate District 9.  Why would he …

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 1: With everything thrown your way, why are you running again?

The ‘Grok was welcomed to The Draft (Concord, NH) when we interviewed NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (owner) as to why he was running for “virtual” re-election in a newly constructed district (“virtual”, as his original district was drawn out of existence).  We had all kinds of questions but did not get the chance to …

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GrokTV Special Interviews – CNHT in review – The “Micros” edition!

Man, am I stacked up on video – apologies for not getting this up earlier from the CNHT Annual Picnic.  While Grokster Steve manned our setup and watched over the live stream and the recording cameras, I snuck out a few times to get a few “micro-interviews”.  So, here they are:    Kevin Smith (Candidate, …

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GrokTV Event – CNHT in review – The “NH Senate” edition!

Well, you DIDN’T think that we’d leave the NH Senate out, didja?  And yes, there were a number of candidates and incumbents running for the NH Senate.  Once again, in order of the speaking order at the CNHT Annual   Dave Boutin                                                              Ken Hawkins Cindy Howard District 5 Previous Posts: Intro Ceremony by Ed Naile, …

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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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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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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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