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This Week’s Essential StateImpact

It’s that time again!  A time when we at StateImpact sit back and sift through the crowd’s collective wisdom to bring you the Top 5 Must Read Posts of the week.  And we’ve got a rather diverse roundup this week, spanning fishing and politics, indie booksellers and foreclosure funds.  Here, ready for your perusal, is […]

NH Plays Waiting Game For Foreclosure Settlement Money

After announcing New Hampshire’s share of a $43 billion multi-state settlement with the country’s biggest banks, the Granite State’s officially in waiting-game-mode.  Although the settlement was announced in February, it didn’t get the official approval until April.  Now, banks have to sift through paperwork, which could take months.  As Jake Berry explains in the Nashua […]

What The $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement Means For NH

Since 2005, the number of foreclosures in New Hampshire has increased 700 percent. Last year, more than 3,800 families were forced out of their homes due to foreclosure. New Hampshire is one of 49 states that signed on to a settlement between the federal government and the country’s five largest lenders — Bank of America, Citi, Wellsfargo, Ally/GMAC, […]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Good afternoon!  As usual, we’ve got this week’s roundup of our top five posts.  This week, they spanned a number of economic themes: How State Budget Cuts Hit Nursing For Sick Kids: NHPR’s Dan Gorenstein takes us inside the state’s process of evaluating how much Medicaid-funded nursing assistance New Hampshire’s most disabled kids get. Charting NH’s […]

Home Foreclosures Spiked In December

A new report released by the New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority shows home foreclosures spiked in December 2011–up 35 percent from that November. Jane Law of the Housing Authority says foreclosures have been declining since their peak in 2010, and December’s jump might be an anomaly, “The biggest factor is just mortgage companies are […]

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