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Senate Bill 193: Revisions, Union Opposition, Etc.

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about revisions to Senate Bill 193, which is the Education Savings Account bill.  He spoke about Union opposition, before telling the listeners about Manchester School Board member Barbara Shaw’s stance on the bill.  He and frequent show listener John Sartorelli then discussed the educational benefits of homeschooling, changes to the bill in order to pass it, and more.  Tune in to get all of the...

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On Air News Read for November 15, 2017

Senate Bill 1 9 3, the bill that allows parents to establish Education Savings Accounts for their kids, is one step closer to becoming law after receiving an “Ought to Pass” recommendation from the House Education Committee yesterday.  That was a bi-partisan vote with two Republicans voting against the bill and two Democrats, including Manchester Ward Nine State Rep. Barbara Shaw, voting in favor.  Under the bill, parents who want to send their children to any school other than the government run one mandated by their school district, would enter into a contract with an eligible scholarship organization which...

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Recounting the Queen City Elections

(Hour 1a) Rich opened this morning by talking about his late night and by taking a call from Eric in Manchester, who wondered what program will air in the place of the Girard at Large radio show next week and about whether he thinks that Alderman Patrick Long will win the recount that he filed for.  Rich then spoke to the listeners about those who are filing for recount and why they should.  Tune in to get all of the...

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On Air News Read for November 9, 2017

Manchester’s official election results were  released yesterday by City Clerk Matthew Normand.  While there wasn’t much change once the tallies from the hand counted ballots were added to the unofficial machine count, some of them may have been significant.  A total of twenty two thousand eight hundred thirty ballots were cast, which Normand says was the most since nineteen ninety nine. Mayor Ted Gatsas boosted his vote count over two years ago by five hundred twenty four, tallying a total of ten thousand five hundred seventy.  But, as we know, that wasn’t enough to overcome rival Joyce Craig’s final...

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Mayor-elect Craig and Overriding the Tax Cap

(Hour 2b) Rich updated the listeners about blanks tallied during this week’s elections and informed them that he will not be asking for a recount.  He then wondered about the number of voters from the Democratic and Republican Parties and pointed out the Republicans were outvoted.  Finally, he pointed out that with not enough votes on the Board of Aldermen to override the tax cap Mayor-elect Joyce Craig may be in trouble.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Queen City Elections: Next Day Analysis

(Hours 1a,b,2a,b,3a,c) Rich opened this morning’s show by talking about yesterday’s elections.  He informed the listeners about a candidate who will be filing for a recount and reviewed the Queen City’s voter turnout.  He shared that the Democratic Party had been more successful at turning out their voters than the Republican Party and he displayed his suspicion about the Republican Party’s staying power.  Tune in to get all of the details!  (Hour 1b) Rich continued to discuss the election.  He and Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, spoke about yesterday’s winners.  They then took a...

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Steve Mathieu – Candidate for Alderman in Ward 4

(Hours 1b,c) Rich talked to Steve Mathieu, who is a candidate for Alderman in Ward 4.  Steve began by giving the listeners a look at his background.  He then shared his opinion about Yager Decker, an exploding pension liability, government accountability and more.  Tune in to get all of the details! (Hour 1c) As Rich continued with the interview he inquired about differences between Steve’s loss to Alderman Christopher Herbert two years ago and now.  They played a clip showcasing comments made by Alderman Herbert and took a call from Ward 6 School Board candidate Jon DiPietro.  Finally, they...

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Ward 9 Debate: Alderman Barbara Shaw v. James Burkush

(Hours 3a,b,c) Rich talked to Alderman Barbara Shaw and James Burkush, who are running for Alderman in Ward 9.  Barbara began the segment by telling the listeners about her background.  James then came to the microphone to explain why he is running for the position.  Tune in to get all of the details! (Hour 3b) As the debate continued, Rich inquired about spending services and tax caps.  James shared his opinion about Union contracts and Barbara defended her decision to override the tax cap. (Hour 3c) Rich took a call from John in Hooksett, who inquired about whether the...

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2017 Election Debate Discussions

(Hours 1a,b) Rich opened this morning’s show by talking about broadcasting issues.  He then shared exciting announcements about next week’s show calendar and informed the listeners about why he’s offended by Mayoral candidate Joyce Craig’s apparent refusal to accept his invitation to come on the show.  Tune in to get the details! Click here for the mentioned archive post. (Hour 1b) Rich started by making a correction to something that he said in the previous segment.  He then spoke about John Lyscars’ involvement in an event scheduled for tonight and addressed those who have criticized an event that Ward...

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Rezoning Manchester: Hypocrisy and a Split Board

(Hour 3a) Rich started the hour by talking about Mayoral candidate Joyce Craig’s decision to not accept his invitation to come on the show today in the absence of Mayor  Ted Gatsas.  He then tackled the rezoning in Southern Manchester, pointing out his opinion that Kevin Cavanaugh is handling the situation well.  Finally, he addressed hypocrisy that is being seen on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and informed the listeners about statements made from the opposition.  Tune in to get the details!...

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