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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 6 – Why hasn’t anyone already streamlined NH State Agencies?

In our last question, we were curious to see why Andy Sanborn thought about State Government and if the State Agencies in the Executive Branch were doing the right things and in the right ways.  Continuing on in that vein, we then extended that question to try to understand why no one else had yet …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 9: Proper Role of Government – Too big, just right, or too small?

Of course, my favorite question has to be wedged in somewhere during an interview, and with Josh Youssef, it was (and is) the last question of the series.  One of the most telling differences between Statists / Big Government folks and Conservatives / Liberty and Freedom folks is what their idea of what Government is …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 6: How / can will you manage without the Republican supermajorities, or if they become a minority?

It is easier to govern when your Party is in power and hold the majority and even easier still when that hold on power is a supermajority (factional Party problems aside).  We saw that in 2006 and 2008 with the Democrat Party and in 2010 it flipped to the Rs.  Where Josh had some ideas …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 7: what Committees do you want to serve on?

Well, assuming that Josh Youssef makes it through his primary, he will have to work and work hard for his $100 / year (plus mileage!).  In doing so, he will be assigned to one or more (realistically – LOTS!) working committees that would deal with the various pieces of legislation and the areas of OUR …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 5:If the State is determining Educational curriculum, how is that local control? Or should it be “suggest” vs “determine”?

It’s been a bit since I posted the last interview question I posed to Josh Youseff – but never fear, we have more to put up!  Here, Josh talks about the role of the State in eduction here in NH (especially with the failure of CACR 12).  The question is, where is the line between …

GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 5:If the State is determining Educational curriculum, how is that local control? Or should it be “suggest” vs “determine”? Read More »

GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 4: Devolvement of power back to the local level from Concord? And unfunded mandates?

To a large degree, the voters kicked out the extreme spending Democrats in 2010 and decided that Republicans would be better at governing the State.  Part of what the Republicans have done is to try to return power, that the Democrats gathered into Concord, back to local communities.  I asked Josh about his stance on …

GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 4: Devolvement of power back to the local level from Concord? And unfunded mandates? Read More »

GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate. Question 3: Philosophical: more in favor of self-governance vs the Progressive external governance?

Given Josh’s answer to the second question, I just had to ask the quintessential philosophical question that can go to the heart of “are you a Conservative or are you a Progressive?” – who controls you?  What governs your behavior?  And is one better than another? Previous Questions: Question 1: Why are you running? Question …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Josh Youssef for NH State Senate-Q1-Why are you running?

This afternoon, Josh Youssef agreed to take a few questions from GraniteGrok as he has decided to run for the vacant seat in NH State Senate District 7.  A self-described Conservative with libertarian leanings, he shares why he is running, part of what his political stances are, and some things he believes still needs to …

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GrokTV Special Interview: Rep. John Hikel for NH Senate – Question 5 – What is your Platform?

One of the most important questions that the electorate can ask a candidate is “what is your platform”?  Now, there is a lot to ask John Hikel and by no means is this an all encompassing round on this question.  But, it’s a start and at some point, we’ll circle back with John and start …

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