Category Archives: Debt/Spending

Portsmouth Could Consider Keno

City Councilor Brad Lown said he might make a motion to put a referendum on the ballot to allow Keno gambling in Portsmouth if the city could receive some of the proceeds. “If there is going to be revenue coming … Continue reading

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NHFPI Hides the Good Fiscal News Behind What May Not Even be Bad News

In a recent report the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) hems and haws its way through potential fiscal decline couched in “mights and maybes” and then (Surprise!) we get “substantially more” in paragraph four. While the preliminary accrual revenues for SFY … Continue reading

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North Country Gets $2.2 Million for Border Projects

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Northern Border Regional Commission has awarded more than $2.2 million in federal funds to 13 development projects across New Hampshire. The projects range from a septic wastewater treatment station in Whitefield to parking in Lancaster to … Continue reading

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Girard At Large: On Air News Read for August 2, 2017

The federal government published information on proposed rate increases for New Hampshire’s Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange for 2018, yesterday.  As expected it showed that consumers in the individual market will likely face increases of more than forty percent, which New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger … Continue reading

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Donna Green: Seattle’s Pointless Legal Battle with Public Money

The very first right of the public to be infringed in floundering administrations is the public’s right to know what their government is doing. Unlike rational individuals spending their own money, public entities will take up hopeless legal battles in … Continue reading

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NH Primary Source: AFP-NH launches series of forums on ‘Tax Fairness’

Several dozen Granite State Republicans and business owners gathered at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester on Wednesday for the first of three “Tax Fairness Forums” organized by the conservative issues group Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire. Greg Moore, AFP state director, … Continue reading

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Medicaid Assists More Than 185,000 New Hampshire Residents (as if That’s a Good Thing)

This is an interesting take on the Medicaid situation in NH. Follow the link to look at the graph (so you can feel the expansion of Medicaid with your eyes) and the breakdown of whom it supposedly serves. One of … Continue reading

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