John Lynch

The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

An Exit Interview: With Governor John Lynch (rebroadcast)

We sit with New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, as he prepares to leave the state’s “corner office”. We’ll look back with him, at his achievements, his challenges, and what advice he’d impart to Governor-elect Maggie Hassan. Our broadcast is in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television.


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The Exchange
8:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

The Lynch Legacy

In just a few weeks, the Governor steps down, after eight years in office.  We’ll talk with a roundtable of Granite Staters about his handling of everything from the economy to education to the environment.   We’ll also look at the “Lynch Style”…a low-key approach to governing that was, at times criticized as a lack of leadership.


Josh Rogers – Statehouse Reporter for NHPR

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

An Exit Interview: With Governor John Lynch

We sit with New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, as he prepares to leave the state’s “corner office”.  We’ll look back with him, at his achievements, his challenges, and what advice he’d impart to Governor-elect Maggie Hassan.  Our broadcast is in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television. 


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NH News
3:33 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Gov. Lynch Tells The Exchange He Has No Interest In A Job In Washington, D.C.

Gov. John Lynch and Laura Knoy.
Credit Michael Brindley, NHPR

In an exit interview of sorts with The Exchange Tuesday morning, Gov. John Lynch said he has no interest in pursuing elected office in Washington, D.C.

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NH News
5:01 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Governor Lynch Presents Families With N.H. Medal Of Honor

The NH Medals of Honor in their display cases.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Four New Hampshire servicemen were honored posthumously with the New Hampshire Medal of Honor at the State House Friday.

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NH News
5:14 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Gov. Lynch Assesses Damage In Bedford

Governor Lynch being briefed at Bedford's emergency operation center
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Governor John Lynch toured the damage to New Hampshire in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. When the governor arrived at the Bedford Operations Center late Tuesday afternoon, he learned that most of the damage in the area had already been cleaned up.

Bedford's municipal buildings and traffic lights were spared any serious damage, though around 2,000 PSNH customers are still without power. Crews from as far as Texas are helping restore service there.

Lynch praised the efforts of the emergency responders and cited the use of new media in getting the word out about the storm:

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Hurricane Sandy
5:53 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Lynch: State Closely Monitoring Hurricane Sandy's Progress

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with Governor John Lynch about the state's preparations for Hurricane Sandy.

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Elections 2012
6:10 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Lynch Lends Some New Hampshire Political Capital to Obama Campaign

Governor John Lynch, in a photo from 2010.
Cheryl Senter, NHPR

It's been yet another busy week in New Hampshire politics, with swinging polls, another round of debates, more ads than we can count - and a guy who's not seeking reelection getting political when it just might count.

NHPR's Josh Rogers recaps the latest New Hampshire political news with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.

Elections 2012
4:06 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Lynch Endorses Hassan

Josh Rogers, NHPR

Former state senator Maggie Hassan has worked hard to cast herself as a politician in the mode of Governor John Lynch – moderate, popular, and willing to work across party lines.  Speaking before a crowd of more than 150 people in Concord, the Governor urged a supportive crowd to believe her.

“If we want to continue what we started 8 years ago: bipartisan leadership that is making progress on the issues, that matter most to the people of NH then we need to elect Maggie Hassan as the next governor of the state of N.H.”

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NH News
2:33 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Governor Lynch Promotes New Hampshire Retail Industry

Governor Lynch praises NH retailers for supporting the state economy.
Tina Forbes NHPR

Governor John Lynch took to the new outlet mall in Merrimack today to promote New Hampshire’s lack of a sales tax.

Governor Lynch’s visit comes as Massachusetts is about to have a two day reprieve from its 6.25 percent sales tax.

Lynch praised state retailers for doing a good job promoting New Hampshire’s lack of a sales tax and stressed that retail sales are critical to the state’s economy.

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NH News
5:53 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Gov Lynch to Nominate 6 Circuit Court Judges

Governor John Lynch announced Tuesday he will nominate six people to the state’s circuit courts during the Governor and Council meeting that will take place Wednesday morning at ten in Manchester.

The Governor’s nominees include Paul Moore of Bedford, Mark Weaver of Greenland, Lawrence MacLeod of Lebanon, Jennifer Lemire of Stratham, Julie Introcaso of Manchester and Susan Carbon of Chichester. All were recommended by the Governor’s Judicial Selection Commission. Lynch spokesman, Colin Manning, says the Governor believes all the nominees are well-suited to serve the public.

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NH News
4:35 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Executive Council Approves Study of Private Prison Proposals

Flikr Creative Commons / Lorenzo Blangiardi

New Hampshire's Executive Council has approved hiring a consultant to assist the state in reviewing proposals from several companies to run its prisons. The council approved a contract Wednesday of $171,347 to hire consultant MGT of America of Tallahassee, Florida

Governor John Lynch says it’s a lot of money, but necessary to figure out which proposal is really the best deal.

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NH News
3:43 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Gov. Lynch Lets Bill Fixing Voter ID Affidavit Become Law

Gov. John Lynch has allowed a bill requiring photo identification at polling places to become law without his signature, but he says he hopes the New Hampshire Legislature will revisit the issue.

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North Country
12:43 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

North Country Legislators Almost Evenly Split Over Education Tax Credit Veto

North Country legislators were almost evenly divided about whether to override Gov. Lynch’s veto of a bill that would give tax credits for businesses that make donations to not-for-profit schools.

As NHPR has reported Lynch said “the proposed bill would siphon public money away from public schools and give it to private ones. He said the budget gaps the plan would create would have to be covered by increases in local property taxes.

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North Country
9:15 am
Thu June 28, 2012

How North Country Legislators Voted on Partial-Birth Aborton Veto

North Country representatives overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to override Gov. Lynch’s veto of a bill banning partial-birth abortions.

As NHPR reported Lynch vetoed the bill saying it was unnecessary because such procedures are already prohibited under federal law.

The governor also expressed concern about a provision that would require a second opinion before a woman could receive the procedure even if her life were threatened by the pregnancy.

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