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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Report from the Legislature: Freedom and Choice

Once the Blurb War got out of the way, some actual business was conducted during the New Hampshire House of Representatives sessions on February 10 and 17. Several of the role call votes dealt with issues of personal choice and individual freedom.

Click here for details.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Report from the Legislature: Positioning for the Fall Election

The white gloves came off at the February 3 session of the New Hampshire House, and the boxing gloves went on, as the Parties began to duke it out for votes in November. Multiple bills were presented, sponsored by members of the Republican Party, whose purpose was to show their members as tax cutters and Democrats as big spenders unconcerned about the taxpayers. The Democrats fought back during debate on each bill, casting the Republicans as happy to cut but unwilling to deal realistically with the cost of services taxpayers both want and need.

Click here for a summary. [Again, originally posted in The Forum.]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Report from the Legislature: Blurb Wars

The February 10 session of the House of Representatives took twice as long and accomplished half as much as could reasonably be expected, due to what would be described as a hissy fit if it had been carried out by an eight-year-old. Because it was engaged in by a member of the legislature, that member chose to call it "exercising his right to freedom of speech."

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Report from the Legislature: Water Bills

This week the Senate heard some bills directly related to local water issues. I was pleased to be involved as a sponsor on SB411 with Senator Cilley who at one point during the hearing expressed the crux of the issue when she remarked "DES is worried about pumping and communities are worried about quality."
Click to read all about it.

UPDATE: SB411 received some serious mangling when it reached the House. Because if changes it was killed when it returned to the Senate.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Report from the Legislature: A Good Man Honored

For over 60 years, the Honorable Robert A. Johnson served his community and his state, as well as being a great family man. On January 27, 2010 the New Hampshire House of Representitives honored his service by a unanimous vote naming Route 43 in Northwood the "Honorable Robert A. Johnson Memorial Highway. I was proud to be the prime sponsor of that bill.

Click here to read about some of Johnson's contributions.