Archive for Issues

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 @ 12:11AM

Why We Have the Executive Council

By Jim Adams The Executive Council exists to prevent costly mistakes like the present train wreck – the State Liquor Commission (SLC) Warehouse mess. I have to disagree with the opinion piece in August of 2106 by a liquor broker extolling the virtues of the State Liquor Commission’s controversial warehouse…

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 @ 2:01PM

Control State Spending

Control State Spending In order for New Hampshire to prosper, we need a common sense approach to policy along with a strong dose of fiscal discipline. The Executive Council approves the spending of much of the approximately 5.2 billion dollars appropriated annually by the Legislature, so it is vital that…

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 @ 1:05PM

Fully Vet Contracts and Nominations

Fully Vet Contracts and Nominations I will work to fully vet all nominations and contracts that come before the Council. It is the Council’s job to make sure that the people who are nominated and appointed fully understand that they work for you, the taxpayer, and not some special interest…

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 @ 1:04PM

Transparency and Accountability

Transparency & Accountability I will work to improve the transparency and openness of the Executive Council so that our citizens can easily understand the issues that come before the Council and how it will affect them. The fact that so many of our citizens are unaware of the duties and…

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 @ 12:03PM

Jobs and the Economy

Jobs and the Economy We need to continue to identify the vital infrastructure needed for safer roads and bridges in order to help attract more business to our state and to promote commerce. A strong and reliable infrastructure system will help us continue to be competitive in bringing new, high-paying,…

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018 @ 1:06PM

Fight for Your Family

Fight For Your Family I will fight to make sure that your hard-earned taxpayer money is being responsibly used. Just as families across our state prepare and manage their fiscal responsibilities, so too should our state government. I will work to make sure you and your family’s interests are always…

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Sunday, April 1st, 2018 @ 1:06PM

Constituent Service

Constituent Service I will work to be an accessible Councilor who will fight for you and your family in Concord. I will always work to help bring a sensible resolution to any questions, comments, concerns or issues that you may face. I believe that good Executive Councilors should be advocates…

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Friday, March 30th, 2018 @ 1:13PM

Medicaid Expansion: Let’s Look at the Facts

by Jim Adams Governor Hassan and the Democratic-controlled House called the Republican-controlled Senate “uncaring” when it comes to the Medicaid coverage for an additional 50,000 people. The Governor and Democrats in the House stated they believed that Washington would pay the bill and it will not cost New Hampshire taxpayers…

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 @ 12:20PM

Opioid Crisis

The top priority of State Government today must be to gain control and get the upper hand regarding the present opioid crisis. I regret making a political issue out of this crisis, but the facts speak for themselves. The Drug Czar had not met with Law Enforcement until the Mayor…

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 @ 12:08AM

Jim Adams: Let’s Give NH veterans a Real Choice

This opinion piece originally appeared in the Union Leader on April 24, 2016 We have read with disgust the stories of wait lists being fudged for bonuses with veterans dying waiting for care. The Veterans Administration office of the inspector general has even found deceptive records in Manchester and White…

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