Cook on Concord

Cook on Concord is written by Brad Cook, a shareholder in the Manchester law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, heads its government relations and estate planning groups.

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Taking on money in politics

Campaign finance reform is needed, now more than ever

Off-year election thoughts

Plus, the positive trend of exposing sexual harassers

Doing a deal in D.C.

If one man can come up with a proposal, why can’t Congress?

The pace of change

In a matter of days, New Hampshire’s political landscape is altered

Why leadership counts

A comparison of the styles of the president and NH’s governor

Evelyn LeBrun and the PELRB

Remembering the Public Employee Labor Relations Board’s longtime executive director

No rest for the weary

What lawmakers are doing when you think they are home

Pushing the button on memories

Collection of political buttons offers slices of history

When things were more civil

New justice’s swearing-in ceremony recalls better times

Returning to ‘regular order’

Congress should heed Sen. John McCain’s call to follow legislative rules

A history and business lesson

When people retain their civility, it can bring mutual opportunities

The church-state decision

U.S. Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran ruling could have a direct effect on New Hampshire

Lessons from a trip to Europe

Visits to Greece and France show how vulnerable democratic systems are to change, suppression and repression

In support of legal services

Fund-raising campaign deserves help to meet a staggering need

Honoring a great NH citizen

Claudia Damon’s public service to the community and her profession has been extraordinary

Justice Conboy’s retirement

For 25 years, she has served with distinction as a New Hampshire judge

A visit to 2 vibrant economies

Louisville, Charlotte offer examples in economic growth

Options for seniors abound

There’s a wide range of living arrangements available to people looking to downsize

SNHU recognizes its heritage

Dedication of two campus buildings are important recognitions of the college’s past

A tale of 2 administrations

Comparing and contrasting President Trump and Governor Sununu

Legislation big and small

An overview of some of the bills being monitored by business organizations

A citizen extraordinaire

Remembering Fred Hall, who epitomized good citizenship

‘Right to work’: it’s complicated

The term used by proponents masks the vastly more complex subject of labor law

Concord’s new faces of 2017

For the first time in years, Republicans hold full control of state government

Helping sightless citizens

An impressive tour of the NH Association for the Blind’s McGreal Sight Center
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