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Medicaid Expansion Or No, State Will See Increased Costs, Study Says

The Affordable Care Act will make it easier for eligible patients to sign up for Medicaid, which will swell the ranks of Medicaid recipients whether or not states opt to expand eligibility to more individuals, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This will increase Medicaid costs even for states that do […]

What Governor-Elect Hassan’s New Budget Could Look Like

For political junkies, policy wonks and other assorted budget watchers, February 15th is a big day.  That’s the deadline for new Governor Maggie Hassan to submit her proposed FY 2014-2015 budget to the legislature.  The House and Senate will then have until the end of this fiscal year, June 30th, to hash out an agreement. […]

Fiscal Cliff Would Not Hit New Hampshire As Hard As Other States

Although New Hampshire won’t be hit as hard as other states, the fiscal cliff could shrink state revenue – according to a new report from the Pew Center on the States. Because federal and state finances are closely tied, the study finds, federal tax increases and spending cuts will have consequences for all state budgets. 

Wind Farm Brings Relief For Taxpayers in Groton, But Not Lempster. And Grafton?

Residents of Grafton gathered Tuesday night for a town-hall style meeting hosted by the Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola. The company is hoping to build a wind farm in Grafton, and has already developed wind farms in Groton and Lempster. One of the selling points for towns is the potential for tax revenue from the […]

Advocates Of Failed Income Tax Amendment Say Their Goals Were Achieved

Ballot Question One – a constitutional ban on the income tax — did not receive the 67 percent of votes it needed to become law on Tuesday.  It did, however, receive 57 percent of the vote: a healthy majority. During an otherwise Democratic sweep on Tuesday, this GOP initiative received more votes in New Hampshire […]

#AreYouBetterOff? New Hampshire Voters Weigh In Before Election Day

After reading our blogpost and checking out this sweet infographic, our audience is answering this question: are you better off today than four years ago? And how do you know? We hope you’ll weigh in too, on Twitter, Facebook, or right here.

Are Granite Staters Better Off Than Four Years Ago? Depends On Your Job

This post has an Infographic! In his acceptance speech at the GOP convention, Mitt Romney asked American voters “are you better off than you were four years ago when President Obama was elected?” The President responded with this: “we are absolutely better off than we were when I was sworn in and we were losing […]

UNH President Pushes For Restored Funding

The following was contributed by Sam Evans-Brown. This week, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston delivered his State of the University address. He used the speech to reiterate his call to restore the cuts to the State University funding.

A History Of The Pledge

The following was contributed by Jacob Hale Russell. Next month, Granite Staters will vote on a state constitutional amendment that would ban any new income tax. It’s well known that New Hampshire is a rare hold-out in having no broad-based income or sales tax (Alaska, rich in oil reserves, is the only other state with […]

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