Talk:New Hampshire House of Representatives
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I'm trying to put together a list of the members, and I notice that some of them are listed with both party labels. I can't find an explanation for this anywhere. Anyone have any idea?
Reason for size of the house
I came here knowing that NH had a very large house (relative to population). I was _wanting_ the reason for the anomaly. Is is a constitutional requirement that no Representative represent more than ~3,000 people (from way back when they were ruled by the British), or is it a philosophy that the Representatives should be as close to the people as possible.
Also, not completely unrelated, is the question of salaries of the Representatives. Is the stipend for the 400 significantly different from other state legislature representatives? Is there a large gap between backbenchers and those in "management" positions?
I suppose I'll start doing a bit of research on my own, and when I find it, I'll post it; however, if there is anyone in the know, I'd appreciate seeing it before I spend too much time on my quest.
- Ok, here is some text from the NH State website:
Determined to keep the government close to the people, our forefathers fixed the size of the House of Representatives as a direct ratio to the state’s population. The first House consisted of 87 members, each one representing 100 families. As time passed and the population increased, the number of Representatives grew, until there were 443. In 1942, a constitutional amendment limited the size of the House to 400 but not less than 375 members. As a result, the New Hampshire House is the largest state legislative body in the United States. The first women legislators were elected to the House in 1921.
- I'll see if I can Wikificationalize the above, though I'd appreciate any assistanceJacques A55 (talk) 16:00, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
"However, in the 2006 election, the Democrats swept into control of the chamber for the first time since 1923, and currently hold a wide majority of seats in the House."
Who is the Independent? Anthony DiFruscia was rumored to be leaving the Republican Party and does vote quite often with the Democrats--- but he is still officially listed as a Republican. He's not an Independent. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 21:46, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Terms and other missing info
CRAPPIEST ARTICLE I HAVE READ OF ALL 50 STATE LEGISLATURES. Not a single mention of the terms served by the members. JUST A BUNCH OF LAME TRIVIA. EVEN THE MASSACHUSETTS ARTICLE MENTIONED TERMS AFTER TALKING ABOUT THE @#$!@ SACRED COD. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:35, 17 May 2010 (UTC)