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Granite State Influencers back state budget

Granite State Influencers back state budget New Hampshire political influencers strongly support the budget recently passed by the Republican Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Sununu, according to the July HynesSight Influencer Survey.  “Historic tax cuts, property tax relief, and paid family medical leave delivered all in one sweeping action is a win for every citizen and family in this state,” Gov. Sununu has said about… Read more »

Influencers weigh in on infrastructure

Granite State Influencers weigh in on infrastructure New Hampshire political influencers are divided on whether or not they think the current Congress will pass a federal infrastructure bill, but a majority says yes, according to the July 2021 HynesSight Influencer survey. Most Granite State influencers, however, seem to agree on what should qualify as infrastructure. Over 90% voted that structures such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels,… Read more »

Hynes Communications welcomes Grace Shoemaker

Hynes Communications welcomes Grace Shoemaker Hynes Communications announced this week Grace Shoemaker will be joining the team as the firm’s newest Public Affairs Intern. Grace will be responsible for assisting client leads on various writing and research projects including federal, regional, and multistate advocacy campaigns. She is also managing internal communications for the firm. Hynes Communications President Patrick Hynes described Grace as a “smart and incredibly… Read more »

Survey: Sununu approval continues to soar

Survey: Sununu approval continues to soar New Hampshire political influencers give Gov. Chris Sununu high marks. Fifty-eight percent of influencers who participated in the May HynesSight Influencer Survey rate his job performance as “very good.” One influencer who called Sununu’s job performance “very good” added, “character matters!” “’Very good’ is a crummy phrase. ‘Awesome’ is more apropos,” said another. “The best governor in the Northeast or… Read more »

Influencers oppose CRT but don’t expect law banning it to pass

Survey: Influencers oppose CRT but don’t expect bill banning it to pass Most Granite State political influencers oppose the teaching of so-called critical race theory in New Hampshire public schools and say they believe it further divides people, but a plurality of influencers also do not expect a measure – HB 544 – to ban CRT to become law. Several of the 58% of respondents who… Read more »

Survey: NH Influencers Expect Earlier State Primary

Survey: New Hampshire influencers divided, unsure of state primary bill New Hampshire political influencers are uncertain whether a measure in the General Court moving the state primary from September to earlier in June will become law, according to the May HynesSight Influencer Survey. According to the survey, around 39% of influencers believe the bill will become law while 27% not believe it will become law. Thirty-six… Read more »

DecisionMakers Podcast Episode 05 – Rep. Ross Berry

DecisionMakers Podcast – 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… Read more »

February Survey of Granite State Political Influencers

Results of February survey of Granite State political influencers Key takeaways: Buckley to get an eighth term? Impeachment fallout nil for Hassan Keep the state primary where it is Stop the Twitter wars Sununu’s vaccine rollout going well Eighty-three percent of political insiders expect incumbent Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley to defeat businessman Emmett Soldati for his eighth term, according to the latest HynesSight Influencer Survey… Read more »

DecisionMakers Podcast – Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro)

DecisionMakers Podcast – Rep. Glenn Cordelli (R-Tuftonboro) In this episode of DecisionMakers, 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.” Read more about Rep. Cordelli’s bill in Hynes’s column in the New Hampshire Union Leader, “Covid exposes desperate need for education freedom accounts.”

Survey: Most influencers expect Sununu to take on Hassan

Survey: Most influencers expect Sununu to take on Hassan Most Granite State influencers expect Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan when she is up for reelection in 2022. That’s according to a recent HynesSight Influencer Survey of New Hampshire political insiders. Almost 68% of influencers responded that they think Sununu will run for Senate. Only 32% said they do not… Read more »