It’s late on a Friday afternoon…which means it’s time for us to pass along the StateImpact posts that drew the most clicks. So if your computer caught fire, your iPhone broke, or life otherwise happened and you missed one of our “talker” pieces…you’re in luck!
- How Defense Cuts Hurt New England Lobstermen–And Maybe Even Lowered Lobster Prices: This was by far our most popular post of the week. Using coverage from the New Hampshire Business Review, we trace how a single lost government contract can hit a local industry especially hard.
- Economics And Politics Clash Over NH Tax Revenue Forecast: Economic forecasts can by dry events. But an economist’s presentation to legislative committees focusing on design flaws in the New Hampshire tax system created some philosophical fireworks with one Republican legislator.
- How A European Recession Could Hurt Key Export States–Including NH: Whispers of a potential European recession in economic circles has policy makers at both the state and national levels considering what that could do to our export economy. We break down a recent report by Wells Fargo Securities and pass along a cool infographic from Stateline of what, exactly, a Eurozone recession would mean for states in term of their GDP.
- Losing The Lotto: Comparing NH’s Lotto Prizes To Massachusetts: This post generated a lot of interest when we published it earlier this month. And a lot of you are still intrigued. For this piece, we look into what, exactly, the difference is in payout for the Mass Lottery vs. the New Hampshire Lottery. And we threw in a nifty table laying it all out.
- Part 1: Which NH Counties Won New Residents–And Lost Old Ones: The first part in our occasional demographics breaking down migration patterns in New Hampshire, county-by-county. And just to keep things interesting, we arrange the info as bullet lists, complete with biggest wins and losses for each county.