1000 pieces of legislation have been filed.
I remember during freshmen orientation the NH House Leadership including Speaker Harold Burns were actively encouraging legislators to not file LSRs as "it's costs about $1,100.00 to file each bill."
This is a crock.
It doesn't cost anywhere near this. What it does is create work for the leadership to account for and track these bills many of which will be killed anyway. I didn't have much respect for Speaker Burns after he said this and as the session wore on I less respect for his office and his leadership team like Majority Leader David Scanlan when they would make statement(s) to the effect that: "You get elected to run a state not your specific district."
This is another crock.
What they are really saying is when the Speaker and the leadership tell you to vote a certain way this is the way you are supposed to vote.
Nothing ever changes.
I'm hearing that Speaker Jasper is advising legislators to not file legislation: "unless Gov. Hassan approves of it."
Like asking the Gov. for permission to file legislation.
I'd say something is really wrong here, but nothing ever changes, would be a better description.