N.H. Executive Council

The Forgotten Force in Our New Hampshire Government

The Executive Council isn’t just a group of advisors. Its members wield real power in the state and serve as a check on the Governor. Whether we’re talking about significant state contracts, pardons, or judicial nominations, it’s the Executive Council who has the final say. If that surprises you, you are far from alone. In fact, the power of New Hampshire’s Executive Council is unmatched by any other similar state body in the country.

Ed. Commissioner Supports Higher Standards, As Councilors Play Politics

Cornerstone Education Liaison Ann Marie Banfield responds to a recent commentary by Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas, published in several New Hampshire news outlets. The recently-published criticism aimed at Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut by Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas made me wonder: are the Councilors bothered that Edelblut is working hard to improve public education in New Hampshire? Volinsky and Pappas …

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