Ah . . . the days of summer when sometimes our efficiency suffers! That seems as good a reason as any to explain why I'm telling you today about a new "Tell It Like It Is" show that began airing yesterday on BCTV Channel 16.
The show, titled "What's Next for Rubens?", features a discussion with Jim Rubens on numerous national and state issues on which he has very specific opinions, and isn't afraid to say so. Rubens played a big role this year in NH state politics as the leader of a statewide group that labored hard and successfully to defeat legislation that would open the door to casino gambling in our state. Of surprise to many was the fact that after months of speculation and debate, the Democratic-dominated NH House of Representatives defeated the gambling legislation that was a cornerstone of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget for the future.
Rubens has a long history of involvement in the state's politics, and gained his political stripes while serving in the NH Senate and getting bills which he authored turned into law after some fierce political battles. He has a long business background, and in addition to starting at least 12 successful businesses, he today is part of an angel investment group that provides funding to businesses in the technology and health solutions fields.
Many are now urging him to challenge U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in her next year's bid for reelection, and he is currently speaking to groups throughout the state as he explores the potential for a candidacy.
The BCTV schedule for the remainder of the week for the show with Rubens is as follows:
Today, Monday, Wednesday - 9:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday - 11:00 AM, 10:00 PM
The show can also be viewed at anytime by going to
www.tellitlikeitisnh.com . On the top toolbar, simply click on Issues, then click on Most Recent Shows.
2014 should be a wild political year in New Hampshire. It's not too soon to start becoming familiar with those people whose names are likely to appear on the ballot.