Saturday, March 01, 2014
Defending Our Country: NH's Executive Council
The Executive Council approves contracts. They do not, as a body, take up arms to defend our country. The EC is not a military or a paramilitary organization.
These are some of the things they actually do:
All state Departments and Agencies must seek approval of both receipt and expenditures of state and federal funds, budgetary transfers within the department and all contracts with a value of $10,000 or more (amended 11/17/2010 at Governor and Executive Council meeting vote 4-1) not including personal service contracts of $2,500.
The Executive Council approves the appointments of Judges, Commissioners, Notary Public, Justice of Peace, Commissioners of Deeds and hears Pardon Requests.
Executive Councilors make certain that those appointed to the executive branch of state government, whether Commissioners, Department heads or citizen members of the myriad of regulatory boards, agencies and commissions are all responsible to the citizens of New Hampshire and not to special interests.
Given that Mrs. Schweagler is on the NH GOP Executive Committee, one would think she might be better informed about the
role of the Executive Council.
The desperation of Kenney's supporters is palpable. It's tough to shill for a guy who doesn't appear to have ever had a job in the private sector.