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New Hampshire Senate OKs measure to reduce real estate transfer fee for first-time homebuyers

First-time homebuyers in New Hampshire may soon be in for a bit of a break when it comes to scraping together enough dough to make that first big purchase – including those who’ve already closed on a new home this … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Senate OKs measure to extend Medicaid expansion under uncertain Obamacare

After a couple of hours of debate, the Senate has voted to move forward with Senate Bill 313, which would rewrite and reauthorize one of the key state-controlled provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in New … 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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U.S. News ranks New Hampshire fifth best state to live in

First, a series of surveys asked more than 30,000 people to prioritize a series of qualities about their state in categories such as health care, education, economy and quality of life. Then McKinsey, the survey firm, teamed up with U.S. … Continue reading

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Policy experts differ on significance of New Hampshire’s 3rd highest property tax rates

Since New Hampshire doesn’t impose income and sales taxes, it’s not surprising that the state has among the highest property tax rates in the nation. What might be surprising is exactly how high the Granite State ranks – third highest, … Continue reading

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Should delinquent taxpayers face 18 percent interest penalties?

During a recent discussion in the New Hampshire House, some representatives described homeowners who fall behind on property taxes largely as people who may be in a rough stretch due to unemployment, illness or age – but others saw those … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Senate advances bill that would eliminate tax on interest, dividends

New Hampshire is sometimes described as a state with no income tax and no sales tax, but it does collect a five percent tax on one form of income – interest and dividends. | Read more at NH Watchdog

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