State House Watch/White House Watch Archive

State House Watch 02/06/2017

Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty of the American Friends Service Committee welcome Wanda Duryea and Beatrice Coulter to discuss mental health civil commitment.


Edelbut hearing; Immigration; Right-to-Work-for-Less, HB520, legislature includes retired union members; Governor’s State Budget presentation Thursday; Death penalty bill hearing; “City of Immigrants”, Steve Earle;>Sanctuary Everywhere; Intro guests; Public safety vs. mental health advocacy; HB602; Secure psychiatric unit – non accredited; Dept. of Corrections and HHS; What does NH Hospital need to serve all patients?; HB596 review of involuntary commitment; “I Shall be Released”, Nina Simone; HB192 DoC exempt from administrative rules procedures; Facebook Advocates for Ethical Mental Health Treatment; Wanda 603-859-0199;

State House Watch 1/30/2017

Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty of the American Friends Service Committee. Guests: Amanda Sears, Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Pedro Rios, AFSC US-Mexico Border Program, San Diego, CA.,    Topics: Executive actions, immigration, minimum wage, tipped wage, testimony of Adoum Akina, lobbyists, action still pending. Private prisons, HB602 secure psychiatric unit. Edelblut nomination. Christy Moore, “No Time for Love”. Amanda Sears, Campaign for Family Friendly Economy, HB370 affordable quality child care, challenging financial model, Child Care and Development Fund; HB628 Family and Medical Leave.  Charlie King, “Look Into the Camera and Lie”; Pedro Rios, AFSC, San Diego. War after war impacting border communities, Executive Orders, Border Patrol and Court Orders; stepped up raids and checks;;; #moralresistance.

State House Watch 01/23/2017

Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty with guest Representative Mark MacKenzie.

Concealed Carry. Silent Vigil. Saturday Rally. [Bruce Springsteen in Perth.] TPP. Nafta. (Investor/State dispute resolution). Find your legislators: – NH Voices of Faith. [Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Bound to Lose] Mark MacKenzie: What are the demands of running for office after being a long-time labor lobbyist? Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee. 20 to 30 bills to study. HB442 Ban the Box. HB115 Minimun Wage (Wednesday Hearing). Tipped wages, training wages, worker skills, behaviors, qualifications. Right-to-work-for-less; Agency Fees or Fair Share Agreements. HB438 anti-union dues. [Mavis Staples, We Shall not be Moved] State Retirement System. Local unfunded liabilities. Paul Henle Tax Shift Plan, House Ways and Means. Cost of Child Care, Elderly Care, effect on workforce. Privatization buried in bill language instead of standing alone. Unemployment Compensation wait week. (Next Week, Standing with Standing Rock).

State House Watch 01/09/2017

AFSC/NH’s State House Watch radio returns for the fifth season. Special guest is newly elected NH Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky. Discussion includes a whole gamut of state issues including Right To Work (for less); Rights and Democracy; Role of Executive Council and Powers of an Executive Councilor regarding appointments and contracts.

State House Watch; June 6, 2016

For the last regular show of the 2016 season the guests with Arnie and Maggie are House Democratic leader Rep. Steve Shurtleff and State Employees Union President Rich Gulla.

Topics: Austrian health care; Tenants’ issues/eviction; Addiction supported housing; Low wage workers; Death penalty repeal Senate tie vote; Medicaid, severability, AFP, Senate primaries; Retiree benefits and health care; Granite Hammer bill; Gubernatorial vetoes; Youth Detention Center; State surplus; Voices of Faith; Community College System; Union contract ratification; Executive Council; SEA; 2016 Elections; Announcements.

State House Watch – Special Memorial Day Edition – 5/30/2016

Arnie Alpert presents his special Memorial Day edition of State House Watch featuring music and relevant sound clips. Tune in again next week for the final wrap-up of the 2016 legislative session.

State House Watch 5/23/2016

Arnie Alpert with special guest host Susan Bruce welcome guests Representatives Jackie Cilley and Ed Butler to continue discussion of the wrap up of the 2016 legislative session.

Update on CoC’s and their membership and process.

Tom Wessels, forestry.

Short term rentals.

Corporate governance and cosmetologists.

Federal land acquisition.

Possible vetoes?

Conversion therapy.

History of CoC process with reference to the bicycle helmet bill.

Bills tacked on to other bills. Records of domestic abuse. FRM.

Speaker Jasper.