Disappointed With Legislative Committee Hearing

By Liz Gabert, Bedford, NH

Being relatively new to New Hampshire state issues, I decided to attend a NH Joint Legislative Committee hearing in Concord recently regarding the push to provide transgender reassignment surgeries to NH Medicaid recipients, both adult and children. I was both amazed and appalled at what I witnessed. Amazed at the amount of time allowed for […]

Representative Wells Responds to David Karrick Article

As your Representative for Merrimack 25, Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner and Webster, I need to respond to an article that David Karrick posted last month in several local newspapers. His concern is over SB3, which will close the Domicile Loophole voting in NH. He states that the Hillsborough Court has “introduced some sanity” by ruling […]

State DOT Ten Year Plan

By Joseph D. Kenney, Executive Councilor

On August 23, the Department of Transportation presented the Ten Year Highway Improvement Plan to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT). The GACIT committee is made up of five New Hampshire Executive Councilors and the Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner. The Executive Council initially set up 19 public hearings which has now grown […]

Notes from Concord

Comments about New Hampshire Senate Bill 3

By David B. Karrick, Jr.

Earlier this week, Hillsborough County New Hampshire Judge Charles Temple finally introduced some sanity to a truly insane disruption of our state’s voting system by ruling that the penalties outlined in Senate Bill 3 “act as a very serious deterrent on the right to vote, and if there is indeed a ‘compelling’ need for them, […]

Andover Emergency Services Receives Thanks

Dear Firefighters of Andover and Neighboring towns: Thank you so much for your quick response and courageous job in fighting the fire at the Blackwater Junction Restaurant on July 16, 2017. We are so thankful that no one was hurt. As we watched those men and women perform an outstanding service in making sure that […]

Notes from Concord, July 2017

By David Karrick and Mary Anne Broshek

On June 22 our Representatives in Concord finally passed a budget, which Governor Sununu has promised to sign. As you may remember the House did not pass an operating budget so the joint Committee of Conference worked to tweak the budget passed by the Senate to make it acceptable to the various Republican factions in […]

State House Updates, July 2017

By Representative Natalie Wells

As I’m sure you are all aware, the State Budget did pass the House and Senate on Thursday, June 22. I want to make sure you are also aware that a significant number of Republican conservatives, including Representative Anne Copp and myself, worked to reduce the final numbers of the budget to the greatest extent […]

Notes from Concord, May 2017

By Mary Anne Broshek and David Karrick

June is budget time. The New Hampshire budget is crafted every other year and the new budget will cover state fiscal years from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. Governor Sununu submitted his budget to the Legislature at the end of February. The process is that the House of Representative has first crack at […]

Notes from Concord, April 2017

By Mary Anne Broshek and David Karrick

Here’s our latest edition of Notes from Concord, what’s been happening in the New Hampshire Legislature. We are also trying to show how the Representatives you elected, Anne Copp and Natalie Wells, voted in Roll Call votes. In March and early April there were more than 50 bills with roll call votes recorded. There were […]

Clarification on HB 238

By Mario Ratzki

Representative Natalie Wells seemed to be confused when she answered my letter to the editor. While I wrote about HB238, and HB238 only, Ms. Wells went off on HB191. HB 238 seeks to establish a committee to study broadband. The reason Fairpoint, and other broadband providers, are so against even a simple study committee is […]