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SB466, Another Partisan Attack on New Hampshire’s Commissioner of Education?

New Hampshire’s Senate Democrats filed legislation to limit the activities of the Commissioner of Education.  SB466 says; “during their term of appointment, a commissioner may not hold or campaign for elective office, serve as the officer of a political party or political committee, use his or her name in support of or in opposition to a candidate, participate in or contribute to political campaigns or act as a lobbyist.”  SB466  is sponsored by Senators:  Woodburn, Dist 1; Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Feltes, Dist 15; Fuller Clark, Dist 21; SHennessey, Dist 5;  Kahn, Dist 10;  Lasky, Dist 13;  Soucy, Dist 18 and;...

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On Air News Read for November 10, 2017

Saying he is, quote “grounded in the people and places of New Hampshire,” District Four Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas, Democrat from Manchester, announced he will be a candidate for Congress in the First District.  In a Facebook post that went up yesterday afternoon, Pappas said Washington Republicans weren’t addressing the needs of the middle-class and that he wanted to be part of a new generation of leadership to turn things around. On the “About Chris” page on the Web site published in conjunction with the announcement, Pappas is praised for his work as an executive councilor who helped lead...

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Venue Troubles and Banned from a Debate

(Hour 1a) Rich opened up this morning’s show over the phone in the parking lot of the venue for this morning’s Mayoral debate.  He began by reading a press release from Mayor Ted Gatsas, who said that Mayoral candidate Joyce Craig should answer some answers that she hasn’t yet.  He then reminisced about the past when he was the only media at these events and shared a story from when he was banned from covering the debates.  Finally, he listed the questions that Craig ignored and shared how he felt about doing the show over the phone.  Tune in...

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A Political Witch Hunt and Discussing House Bill 103

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Action for Is Our Children Learning.  Ann Marie began by talking about Chris Pappas and Andru Volinsky’s editorial against Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut.  They then tackled waste in the school system, struggling volunteer groups, Common Core and more. (Hour 3c) Ann Marie continued to display her feelings regarding the op ed piece.  They tackled a potential run for the position of Governor and a lack of wanting to improve the quality of schools.  Ann Marie then brought House Bill 103 to the attention of the listeners, speaking about...

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Assault Against Edelblut: Volinsky and Pappas Speak Out

(Hour 2a) Rich talked about the opposition that Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut has experienced by Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas, reading an editorial published in yesterday’s Union Leader.  He commented on claims that taxpayers are being harmed, spoke about state-provided funding for education and more.  Tune in to get the details! Click here for the article that was read on-air and click here for the article that was mentioned....

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REPLY to Executive Councilors Volinsky & Pappas’ Political Hit Piece Against Commissioner Edelblut

This is my reply to Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas on their political HIT PIECE against Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut that appeared in the Manchester Union Leader: Dear Editor: Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas’ criticism of New Hampshire’s Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, made me wonder, are they bothered that he’s working hard to improve public education?  Volinsky and Pappas took a swing at Commissioner Edelblut for attending political functions; however, they ignored all of the good things he’s attempting to do to improve public education in New Hampshire.     Edelblut has heard from parents and...

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