Category Archives: Economy/Economics

How Medicaid Expansion Immediately Raids the General Fund

The bill reauthorizing Medicaid expansion passed the state Senate on Thursday when half of the 14 Republicans joined all 10 Democrats in voting to extend the Obamacare entitlement program for five years. This is why the #Headdesk Twitter hashtag was … Continue reading

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Analysis: New Hampshire college sports grossed $94 million in 2016

With total athletics revenue of $31.6 million, University of New Hampshire was the highest-grossing college sports programs in New Hampshire in 2016, followed by Dartmouth College ($29.1 million) and Southern New Hampshire University ($9.2 million), according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. … Continue reading

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The Hunter family has been producing maple syrup in Tuftonboro since 1850s

When maple sugaring season starts at Bald Peak Farm, there is no such thing as a spectator; it’s all hands on deck. | More at Tuftonboro.net

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New Hampshire economy surges after business income tax reduction

New Hampshire’s economy is humming along, and fiscal conditions are better than they have been for years. In large part, that’s thanks to business profits tax cuts and a cautious, one-off distribution of surpluses on the part of Gov. Chris … Continue reading

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Data Point – NH unemployment rate

The state’s unemployment rate in January stood at 2.6 percent, unchanged from December. That was lower than a year earlier, when the rate was 2.8 percent. There were 727,310 employed residents last month, an increase of 60 from December and 1,770 more than … Continue reading

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Free Market At Work: Store in Derry, NH Won’t Serve Republicans…

I love it when liberals embrace the power and risk of private business ownership. The Used Apple Store posted to its Facebook page on Monday that the company will refuse services to those affiliated with the Republican party. How can they tell … Continue reading

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NH lawmakers spike bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2021

A bill that would have hiked the minimum wage in New Hampshire to as much as $15 per hour by 2021 has been defeated in the state Senate. The legislation, Senate Bill 554, would have gradually raised the minimum wage … Continue reading

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