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Tag: Right to Know

On Air News Read for February 21, 2017

The reason why state and federal officials raided a home and two restaurants owned by Manchester Ward Eight Alderman and State Rep. Tom Katsiantonis has come into focus.  He owes back taxes and lots of them.  According to an article published in this morning’s Union Leader, the state placed half a dozen “Notice and Demand for Payment” liens on file against properties owned by Katsiantonis with the Hillsborough County Registrar of Deeds.  In total, the state is seeking to recover almost four hundred thirty thousand dollars in unpaid taxes, fees and interest they say have gone unpaid since two...

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On Air News Read for February 17, 2017

Thirty two renegade Republicans joined the entire Democratic Caucus in the New Hampshire House of Representatives to defeat Right to Work legislation yesterday, despite an appeal made by Governor Chris Sununu to the Republican Caucus before the session.  The two hundred to one hundred seventy seven Roll Call vote to accept the Labor Committee’s “Inexpedient to Legislate” recommendation surprised many who expected it to be much closer.  Opponents of the bill, Senate Bill Eleven, went a step further by laying it on the table indefinitely on a Roll Call vote of one ninety four to one eighty three, which...

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A Snowy Roof and a Right to Know Setback

(Hour 1c) Rich talked about an offer that he received to have the roof of his home shoveled and he talked about the results and benefits of training with Mike Bistany of EFX Fitness.  He then informed the listeners about a setback in the Right to Know law, sharing the results from yesterday’s vote for House Bill 365, and he pointed out an important change that the bill would have presented....

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A Right to Know Request: Next Gen Science Standards

(Hours 3b,c) After encouraging his listeners to let New Hampshire’s Executive Council know that they support Frank Edelbut’s as Commissioner of Education, Rich talked to Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Policy Research.  They discussed the Right to Know request that Ann Marie filed in regards to the State Board of Education’s adoption of next gen science standards.       (Hour 3c) Rich and Ann Marie continued in their discussion about the next gen science standards.  They made comparisons between former and current educational standards and spoke about a search for information to prove that sufficient research was done before...

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Bad Weather Bureau and the Babysitting Bureaucracy

(Hours 1a,b) Rich started the show by sharing the Bad Weather Bureau report and by conversing with Josh about how he would like the report to look in the future.  He then commented on Al Kaprielian’s weather forecast, before taking a phone call from Eric in Manchester.  Eric inquired about a news story from Atkinson regarding a public official who claims that she is exempt from the employee policy. (Hour 1b) Rich continued in his discussion about Debra DeSimone, who is receiving criticism due to her belief that she should not have to abide by the employee policy.  “Should employee...

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A Conflict of Interests: Lobbying in the Granite State

(Hours 2a,b) Rich talked about taxpayer funded organizations that are lobbying the legislation within the Granite State.  He spoke about Scott McGilvray’s vote against Right to Work and informed the listeners about a conflict of interests.  Finally, he shared about Senate Bill 2, House Bill 223, and dealing with the Unions. (Hour 2b) “Should folks who receive tax payer dollars in any way shape or form be allowed to impact legislation,” Rich asked as he continued with the topic.  He then spoke about Universal Pre-School, Southern New Hampshire University’s impact in recent elections, and the unusual amount of money that the Save the Children Action Network spent in local races in 2015....

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AG Investigations, College Towns and Federal Attention for Voter Fraud

(Hour 1c) Rich spoke to Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, for A Question of Voter Fraud.  Ed discussed the investigations that the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office held and pointed out that “they have not followed the law since 2010.”  Finally, he and Rich spoke about the impact that colleges have on elections in the state and they commented on President Donald Trump’s efforts against voter fraud. Click here for more information.  Dishonorable Mention:  Taylor Lanier Peters  ...

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On Air News Read for February 6, 2017

Zoey Rose Guerrero Pena, the two year old girl who was discovered missing at three thirty on Friday morning, was located shortly after we went off the air that same morning.  As our listeners know, there was a massive search involving members of the Manchester Police and Fire departments, New Hampshire State Police, N H Fish and Game and even the Nashua Police Department.  A state police helicopter with infra red cameras even circled the South Manchester neighborhood around West Mitchell St. for hours.  Despite all that effort, it was a neighbor who found little Zoe.  As the story...

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DOE Holds Taxpayer Funded Closed-Door Meeting

(Hours 2a,3a) Rich informed the listeners about an invite-only meeting that the State Department of Education organized.  He spoke about the intention of the meeting and shared his opinion that any leader that attends this type of meeting is in violation of the public’s trust.  Tune in to get the details.  (Hour 3a) Rich spoke about the impact of the furtherance of Government into the fields of healthcare and education.  He also talked about a potential conflict between the local school board and the State Superintendent Association. ...

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The Parting President and Intrigue at NH Municipal Association

(Hours 1a,b) Rich started this morning’s show by talking about President Barack Obama’s last week in office.  He shared about those who are unable to support their children and discussed an issue with New Hampshire’s Municipal Association. (Hour 1b) As Rich continued with the topic he explained the Right to Know process.  He took a call from Harriet Cady, who wanted to get involved in the conversation, and he shared some important information about the NH Municipal Association.  ...

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