John Gallus en Debi Warner: Republican Candidate For Gallus' Senatorial Seat <p>Debi Warner, a clinical psychologist from Littleton, is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin.</p><p>So far Warner&nbsp;is the only Republican running.</p><p>Warner got her doctorate in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University.</p><p>She&rsquo;s been in private practice in Coos and Grafton Counties and previously worked for a non-profit family clinic as well as state agencies in New York and New Hampshire.</p><p>Gallus told NHPR he doesn&rsquo;t plan to endorse any candidate until after the September primary.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:40:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 5889 at Gallus Joins Four North Country Reps Favoring Private School Tax Credits <p>Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, has joined only four North Country members of the House in supporting a bill that would give a business a tax credit when it donates to a parochial or private school.</p><p>As NHPR&rsquo;s Dan Gorenstein <a href="">reported </a>the Senate Wednesday passed <a href="">House Bill 1607</a>.</p><p>Advocates of the bill say it gives less wealthy families more choices in where they wish to send their children.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 18:54:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 5029 at North Country's Gallus Opposed Resolution Applauding Arizona Immigration Law <p>Senator John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, was one of nine Senators who voted to kill a resolution voicing support of&nbsp;Arizona&rsquo;s controversial immigration law.</p><p>The motion to kill the resolution failed 15 &ndash; 9.</p><p>Then, the motion of support was approved on a voice vote for which there is no record of how senators voted.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 21:42:19 +0000 Chris Jensen 4586 at Two Dems Declare Interest In Vacant North Country Senate Seat <p>Less than two weeks after Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, said he wouldn&rsquo;t seek another term representing the North Country two Democrats say they would like to take his place.</p><p>They are Jeff Woodburn and Paul Ingersoll, each of whom has previously served in the House of Representatives.</p><p>Woodburn, 47, is a free-lance reporter and owns White Mountain; Before that he had a real estate business focusing on historical buildings and was a teacher.&nbsp;The Whitefield native lives with his family in Dalton.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:29:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 4569 at Majority of North Country Reps Favored Medical Marijuana Bill <p>Nine of the fifteen North Country representatives voting on Wednesday were in favor of <a href="">Senate Bill 409 </a>which would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.</p><p>Six representatives voted against the action and one was excused from voting.</p><p>Sponsors of the effort included Sen. John Gallus of Berlin as well as Representative Evalyn Merrick, a Democrat from Lancaster.</p><p>The bill already passed the Senate and now goes to Gov. Lynch.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:57:27 +0000 Chris Jensen 3637 at Majority of North Country Reps Favored Medical Marijuana Bill Sen. Gallus Supported Controversial, Tougher Voter ID <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="">Sen. John Gallus</a>, a Republican from Berlin who represents the North Country, was among 19 senators voting last week in favor of a new and&nbsp;<a href="">more restrictive voter identification measure.</a></p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:49:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 2737 at Sen. Gallus Supports Lynch Veto Of Payday Loans <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sen. John Gallus, &nbsp;a Republican from Berlin who represents the North Country, was among those voting last week not to override <a href=" ">Gov. Lynch&rsquo;s veto</a> of so-called payday loans.</p><p>As <a href=" ">NHPR reported</a> <em>&ldquo;The measure would have lifted the current 36% interest rate cap on small loans. In place of that cap, Senator Matt Houde told colleagues companies could charge borrowers up to 403% interest.</em></p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:43:24 +0000 Chris Jensen 2736 at Sen. Gallus: Longtime Fan of Leasing Cannon Mountain Says He Opposes Senate Bill <p>&nbsp;</p><p>For years the North Country&rsquo;s Senator - John Gallus (R-Berlin) - has favored turning the<a href=""> Cannon Mountain</a> ski area over to a private firm. &nbsp;But Gallus says on Wednesday he&rsquo;ll vote against a bill that would explore the idea.</p><p>Gallus says an <a href="">amendment to Senate Bill 217 </a>by its sponsor &ndash; Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) &ndash; badly weakened it.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:09:18 +0000 Chris Jensen 2613 at