Tag Archives: Spending

What Does “Overspending” Mean?

At Monday’s board of selectmen’s meeting, Gordon Hunt, a member of the budget committee, and the selectmen called into question something that Chris Sawyer wrote in the Granite State News. Chris, who is running for budget committee, stated in response … Continue reading

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Donna Green: My Certified Letter to TRSD Auditor

During tonight’s school board meeting, Chairman Boyle pretended he knew nothing of my complaint to the Timberlane auditors. In fact, every board member knew of my letter to the auditor.  They just chose to do nothing about it and shame on … Continue reading

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Dangerous Delay

The Belknap County delegation met on Monday Jan. 22 to work on the county budget for 2018.  The county operates on a calendar year, so beginning on January 1, the county has no appropriations.  While the county has long practiced a policy … Continue reading

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NH Ranked 47th Because it Didn’t Spend Tobacco Settlement Cash The Way They Want?

GraniteGrok has a long history of battling the anti-smoking data monkeys. Their numbers often make no sense or contradict the real-world evidence or just common sense. Their focus appears to be almost entirely on investing in their prevention programs based … Continue reading

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Learning, Teaching, Funding, and Education

In New Hampshire, most public school funding originates in the pocketbook of local taxpayers and most of us hope we elect a local school board that watches out not only for the students but also the taxpayer. It doesn’t always … Continue reading

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Donna Green: Seattle’s Pointless Legal Battle with Public Money

The very first right of the public to be infringed in floundering administrations is the public’s right to know what their government is doing. Unlike rational individuals spending their own money, public entities will take up hopeless legal battles in … Continue reading

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A Question We Should All Ask Our School Board or School Budget Committee

The Question: what is your ratio of direct to indirect labor (both ways: head count and fully burdened costs). When I was on my hamlet’s Budget Committee, I had to ask that for a few years and then, given the … Continue reading

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