Tag Archives: Josiah Bartlett

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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Who Will Be Accountable for Students Left Behind?

Senate Bill 193, to establish an Education Savings Account program for New Hampshire families, was simple and efficient. Then the House Finance Committee got hold of it. In the name of saving money, the proposed committee amendment dramatically reduces eligibility … Continue reading

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What do Special Needs Students Need?

The whole premise of the anti-school-choice movement is that parents cannot be trusted to make sound educational decisions for their children. Still, it is jarring to hear people saying out loud that ESAs will harm special-needs children. These are precisely … Continue reading

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The Best Bet On First Net

On December 7, Gov. Chris Sununu announced his intention to have New Hampshire opt out of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).  In theory, opting out of FirstNet would give the state greater control over its first responder radio network, … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett: Attack of the Turnspike

“…the toll hike is not about fixing red-list bridges. Those bridges are outside the turnpike system. The red-list bridges would be a small part of this plan and it doesn’t guarantee their funding. They would get $32 million (years from … Continue reading

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Will Education Savings Accounts Decimate Public Schools?

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) will not decimate public school budgets, a report released today by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy shows. In fact, even using a high average cost for each ESA and a high ESA take up … Continue reading

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Debunking the Top 5 Myths About SB 193

The House Education Committee meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to consider Senate Bill 193, a bill to establish Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in New Hampshire.  This briefing paper dispels several myths about the bill. | Read More at Josiah Bartlett Center for … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett Center Announces The 2017 Libertas Dinner

Mark your calendars for Dec. 4 and join us for the Josiah Bartlett Center’s annual celebration of free markets and free people. We are excited to have Stephen F. Hayes, editor of The Weekly Standard, join us as our keynote speaker this year. Hayes has … Continue reading

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NH Should Not Offer Incentives to Amazon

CONCORD — Under no circumstances should state officials offer special economic development incentives to try to land Amazon’s newly announced second headquarters (HQ2), Andrew Cline, interim president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, cautioned today. Granite Staters would … Continue reading

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New study shows how Educational Savings Accounts are constitutional in NH

CONCORD —A legal review by the Institute for Justice, done in conjunction with the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, shows that Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) are constitutional under both the New Hampshire and United States constitutions. “There is no … Continue reading

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