House Approves GOP Redistricting Plan

Under plan, Ward 5 will be moved into district with Hopkinton.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a plan on Jan. 18 that would move .

State Rep. , D-Penacook, and an at-large Concord City Councilor, reported that the plan was approved at a legislative session earlier today.

"It's not a good day for Concord," he noted.

The Associated Press reported that the vote was 205-86. An alternative plan forwarded by Democrats was defeated by a 261-70 vote.

An amendment proposed state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-Manchester, and state Rep. , R-Canterbury, that would have kept Ward 5 connected to other districts in Concord, was also defeated, according to Shurtleff.

The bill now goes onto the state Senate for consideration.

rick barasso January 19, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Was there ever any question that the GOP would stack the deck against the wishes of those citizens of Concord? These citizens, who are forced to pay higher property taxes to offset the non tax paying state offices, the occupants of which have now made parts of the state capitol, suservient to the desires of a small (GOP stronghold) rural town. Once again the GOP have blatantly disenfranchized the Democrats. The same thing is happening in cities and Conservative states throughout the country. For a group who's mantra is "less government" they have no problem in trying to gain complete control of every aspect of government through political tricks. And for what? So they can extent privileges to the corporations and those wealthiest among us. And why? So those who benefit most from their tactics, can return the favors with the proverbial 30 pieces of silver.
Thomas January 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Excuse me Progressive Liberals of Concord Land. This state was controlled by a democrat Governor and Legislature for how many years? Did any of you care at all what INDEPENDENTS thought or Conservatives? You did not care one wit about 70% of the entire population of this State, which is why you were thrown out. We are in a mess created by your party and I do not care about you whiners from Concord Land anymore.
Rick Watrous January 20, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Just what "mess" created by the Democratic party are you referring to, "Thomas Trueblood"?
Thomas January 20, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Mr Waltrous. There are on a constant basis Anti Republican posts by democrats on Patch-Concord. That is OK with me. But would you expect no challenges to this, I do not think so. My comment was just my comment and not intended as the introduction to a debate nor question and answer session. There is plenty of time for that, but not on this comment nor at this time. Besides, with all the PAID democrats invading the state I am kinda outnumbered.
rick barasso January 20, 2012 at 02:00 AM
that's what happens when they have facts to back up their statements


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