The HynesSight DecisionMakers Podcast dives into the policies and issues most important to the women and men who make the state of New Hampshire tick. Every episode, host Patrick Hynes of Hynes Communications asks Granite State leaders about the key issues confronting the people of New Hampshire.
Episode 05 - Rep. Ross Berry
In this episode of DecisionMakers, host Patrick Hynes talks with Rep. Ross Berry, who represents Hillsborough 44 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Rep. Berry is a member of the House Election Law Committee. He and his colleagues are considering legislation to move New Hampshire state primary from September to earlier in the summer.
Hynes and Berry also talk about redistricting. Rep. Berry was recently assigned to the special House Committee charged with redrawing the state's legislative districts for the next ten years.
Episode 04 – Rep. Glenn Cordelli
In this episode, host Patrick Hynes discusses education freedom accounts with Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro). Cordelli is a prime sponsor of HB20, a measure “establishing the Richard ‘Dick’ Hinch Education Freedom Account Program.”
Bedford High School has issued twice the number of failing grades this year compared to last year.
According to data from the Manchester School District, 42% of kids are failing at least one class. Thirty percent have 5 or more absences.
To compound matters, the data show minority kids are struggling disproportionately.
Education freedom accounts will allow Granite State families to access state funds to establish savings accounts and use the money to help parents find the best education options available for their children.
Learn more here: https://educationfreedomnh.org/
Read Hynes’s column, “Covid exposes desperate need for education freedom accounts” in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Episode 03 - The Twin Threats to the New Hampshire Advantage
In this special bonus episode, host Patrick Hynes dives deeper into the issues and dynamics he first addressed in his most recent column in the New Hampshire Union Leader titled, "The twin threats to the NH Advantage."
The passing of House Speaker Dick Hinch of COVID-19 and divisions within the GOP House caucus present new dangers to the NH Advantage. Republicans must establish strong, commonsense leadership to endure the coming onslaught of tax increase proposals and big government threats.
Episode 02 - Andy Smith of the UNH Survey Center
Host Patrick Hynes talks to Dr. Andrew Smith of the UNH Survey Center about the 2020 election, what's ahead in 2021, Sen. Maggie Hassan's reelection prospects, Gov. Chris Sununu's mask mandate, and what's wrong with the polling industry.
Senator Jeb Bradley Talks COVID-19 and The Economy