Category Archives: Debt/Spending

NH Senate Revenue Estimates 14 Million Below House Numbers

The Senate Ways and Means Committee met on May 17 to determine revenue estimates for the State’s General and Education Trust Funds, and decided that revenues would likely come in at $4,898.2 million for the State fiscal years (SFY) 2018-2019 … Continue reading

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Metzler Gets Max Bonus

At their May 17th meeting, SAU55’s board awarded Dr. Metzler a 3% raise and a 4% bonus effective July 1, 2017. His total compensation increase is approximately $11,000. Dr. Metzler’s contract limits his bonus to a maximum of 4% of … Continue reading

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U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April

Don’t get too excited. It’s still all cluster. The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday. The budget surplus was $106 billion in … Continue reading

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Overhaul of Dodd-Frank headed to U.S. House

“A lot of promises were made when Dodd-Frank passed that it would do away with ‘too big to fail,’” Hultgren said. “It really hasn’t done what it said it was going to do. So that’s really a big part of … Continue reading

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I Warned NH About a Trap that Just Snapped on CA Homeowners, I Mean Taxpayers

Obama and the Democrats voted to fund these programs at the federal level and incentivized states to do the same, and where there is a trough, there will be pigs. Millions of residential (solar) installs ensued, many right here in … Continue reading

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The University System of NH has a serious problem

Part of the budget is funding for the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). The public universities came to the taxpayers with their hands out asking for a combined request of $182 million over the two-year budget period. But there’s … Continue reading

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Trump: “We’ll see what happens. If there’s a shutdown, there’s a shutdown.”

President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. “We’ll see what happens. If there’s … Continue reading

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