Category Archives: Budgets

How Small School Budget Increases Result in Large Town Tax Increases

My first year on the Timberlane School District Budget Committee was one of utter befuddlement.  The budcom passed a budget with a seemingly modest increase of 1.98%.  To my subsequent surprise and horror,  Sandown’s school taxes went up 9.5%. How … Continue reading

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In 10 N.H. Cities, Voters Send Mixed Signals on Keno

Rochester appears to be the community most divided over whether to allow Keno within city limits – the game passed there by a mere one vote, according to results from the local clerk’s office as of late Tuesday night. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Another Round of Abortion Provider Contracts Coming to Exec Council

The New Hampshire Executive Council will take up ten family planning contracts on Wednesday, November 8, three of them with known abortion providers. The Council meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Council chambers on the second floor of … Continue reading

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HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER REACTS TO STATE REVENUE REPORT

CONCORD- House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued a statement relative to the state revenue report published Thursday, in which stated the following: “Business Taxes for October totaled $25.7 million, which were $0.9 million (3.6%) above plan and $8.1 million … Continue reading

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Kathy Sullivan Admits That SB 193 Will Give Public Schools Money For Nothing

Former New Hampshire Democrat Party Chair Kathy Sullivan, writing in the New Hampshire Union Leader today, admits that passage of SB 193 will give public schools money for students they won’t have to teach. | Keep Reading at GraniteGrok

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Shaheen, Hassan Should Explain Vote to Keep State and Local Tax Deduction

CONCORD — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan should explain why they voted against ending the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes, which aids high-tax states at the expense of New Hampshire, Andrew Cline, interim president of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Hassan Administration Fallout Continues

Current Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut estimates $3 million could be at risk, and says he’s corrected the way the state accounts for the grant money. Accepting money from the federal government always comes with strings attached. If Uncle Sam is … Continue reading

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