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Farewell, StateImpact New Hampshire

After two years and hundreds of posts, multimedia features, and radio stories, StateImpact New Hampshire is freezing this website and moving our business and economic coverage to NHPR. StateImpact New Hampshire launched in late July of 2011 as a pilot collaboration between NPR and New Hampshire Public Radio.  The mission was to cover the business [...]

Carroll’s Departure Stuns LGC Critics And Supporters

Over the past several months, StateImpact has been keeping up with the various twists and turns in the Local Government Center case.  The latest development–the ouster of Executive Director Maura Carroll by the LGC board–has shocked the organization’s supporters and critics alike. This week, I called some of the players in this ongoing saga to [...]

After Board Vote, LGC Chief Steps Down

After about four years as head of the Local Government Center, Executive Director Maura Carroll is stepping down. During most of her tenure as Executive Director, Maura Carroll headed an embattled LGC.  The state’s Bureau of Securities Regulation contends that for years, the LGC overcharged communities for health insurance premiums and improperly used funds.  The [...]

Coalition Of Communities Pushes For Voice In LGC Appeal

A cadre of communities is pushing the New Hampshire Supreme Court to allow them to participate in the Local Government Center‘s appeal.  Fourteen towns, led by Durham, Peterborough, Salem and Northfield have filed a motion to intervene in the case. The LGC insures municipalities, school districts, and agencies, handling hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.  [...]

Coalition Of Towns Challenges LGC Refund Plans

It’s been a busy week on the Local Government Center beat. Recently, we reported for NHPR that a coalition of 12 towns has banded together to demand what it calls its “fair share” of health insurance surplus payments from the Local Government Center.  In the interests of bringing you up to speed, we’ll outline the [...]

What the LGC’s Reorganization Means To Communities (And Taxpayers)

The on-going fight between the state of New Hampshire and one of the nation’s largest insurance risk pool managers is an important one, with millions of dollars of taxpayer money at stake. It’s also incredibly complicated. As the Local Government Center implements changes ordered by a hearing officer–even as it appeals the ruling to the [...]

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Why The Phone Pole Tax Matters

We’ll admit it: The telephone pole property tax sounds like a dry topic for the 2012 Legislative session at first glance. And at second glance, for that matter. But fortunately for us, John Toole of the Eagle-Tribune took a third look, rustled up some sources, facts, and stats, and managed to make the story not [...]