Category Archives: Property Rights

Misleading Constitutional Amendments

This morning, after a slew of technical problems, I managed to get about six minutes of my new segment in with Rich Girard. We very quickly discussed (5′ 16″) the LSR submitted by Newmarket Democrat Ellen Read that I wrote about earlier today. … Continue reading

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NH House Rep. Sponsors Constitutional Amendment to Guarantee “Community Rights”

Newmarket, NH Democrat Ellen Read has proposed we add a ‘Community Rights Amendment’ to the New Hampshire State Constitution. What is that, you ask? According to its proponents it, “…would guarantee local communities the authority to protect the health, safety, and welfare of … Continue reading

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Keene mayor proposes crackdown on owners of disorderly properties

Mayor Kendall W. Lane’s proposed ordinance would fine landlords if police are called to one of their properties for noise complaints, fighting and other violations more than three times in a year. He said he does not yet know how … Continue reading

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Portsmouth officials defend property revaluation

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth officials defended their recent revaluation of residential and commercial properties during a city council workshop Monday evening. Finance Director Judie Belanger said despite the beliefs of some residents who have reached out to her department, commercial property owners … Continue reading

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New Hampshire, Vermont, Tax Revenue, Tax Capacity, and Values

First, as part of this research professor Woolf reports that as a percentage of total income earned New Hampshire is still one of the lowest taxed states in the Nation. The national average is 10.59 percent, and New Hampshire’s rate is only … Continue reading

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The New Hampshire Advantage in One Chart

There is perhaps no greater goal for the Granite Institute than fighting to preserve and extend the New Hampshire Advantage. Historically this means no income or sales tax, but maintaining our advantage into the future will entail other important policy … Continue reading

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What YOU can do to change your Property Tax Rate…

he most important [thing] that you must know is that YOU do have a say in how much property tax you pay. Become a local government expert. The best place to go for a basic understanding of how local government works is … Continue reading

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