Speaker O’Brien names legal counsel
The Speaker’s office released the following press release announcing the selection of Manchester attorney Edward Mosca as the House’s legal counsel:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Contact: Shannon Shutts
HOUSE HIRES LEGAL COUNSEL
CONCORD, N.H.—House Speaker Bill O’Brien announced today the hiring of Edward Mosca, of Manchester, as the House’s legal counsel.
An attorney in private practice since 1993, Mosca’s particular focus has been on constitutional law. He authored two law review articles on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s education funding decisions and currently serves on the Manchester Board of Registrars.
“Due to the austerity of the budget, Mr. Mosca has joined us part-time. We have and will continue to review expenditures in the legislative branch making every effort toward cost savings in order to solve the impending budget crisis,” said Speaker O’Brien. “In this instance, we have reduced expenditures by half.”
Mosca is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and earned an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
“I look forward to working with House members in the coming session,” said Mosca.
O’Brien’s decision to bring Mosca on on a part-time basis to keep costs down echos incoming Senate President Bragdon statement to NH Journal that he has cut the Senate budget by over ten percent since the November election. The new State House leadership seems to be united in their resolve to show a commitment to making the spending cuts promised on the campaign trail.