Where is old Hampshire?
Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
77Trip End Feb 14, 2011
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Another interesting note is that both state representatives and senators in New Hampshire are given a salary of $200 for a two year term ($100 per year); they receive no per diem
Another unique thing to the New Hampshire state government is their employment of what they call the Executive Council. As a second arm of the executive branch, the council of five people represent five major districts of the state. It works in conjunction with the Governor and essentially serves the purpose of providing an additional level of checks and balances within the executive branch. They are watchdogs who are responsible for various funding approvals, official pardons, and ensuring the leaders in the state government are above reproach and serving the people rather than their own special interests. The council seems to have worked well for them.
After leaving Concord, I made my way to Plymouth, NH and spent the afternoon doing my laundry, washing my car, and stopping at a McDonald's to use their wi-fi internet before calling it a day.