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Oregon Gov’s Kate Brown’s Budget Message – Time to Get the Hell Out Of the Beaver State

Governor Kate Brown’s proposed Oregon State budget looks like a progressive dream. She’s spending like a drunken sailor. Raising taxes and fees. She’s got a four million dollar line item for legal costs to fight with president Trump. Half of that money would go into an “Oregon Defense Fund” and pay for ongoing and forthcoming …

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Keene State College Enrollment Decline Repackaged as ‘Right-Sizing’

Keene State College continues to have enrollment issues. But on a positive note, they’ve made that problem (sort of, kind of) go away by renaming it. The perennial decrease has been relabeled. The ten percent of staff the college had to buy out to avoid firing them outright can rest easy knowing they were ‘Right-sized’ out …

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Democrat State Senators: Granite State Opportunity Plan – A State Budget That Works for Everyone

Yeah…..nope.  Impossible and can’t be done for a few commonsense reasons I’ll list in a few minutes. Unlike the Republicans (and I’ll talk about THAT in a few minutes, too), the Democrats have their plan and their bills all ready on the NH Legislative taxiway ready to take flight.  Take a look at the list …

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Nashua Mayor Asks For 4 Million From Surplus None of it For Commuter Rail

I guess there are bigger priorities in Nashua than “Choo Choo.” Capital equipment. Playgrounds. Sidewalks. A few ‘plants’ to spiffy up the joint. Work on a community center. Repurposing technology and updating an online dashboard so residents can access information from about city projects and initiatives. Like choo choo? Nashua has four million dollars (leftover) and not a penny …

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Drunken Senate Binge-Spends ‘Surplus,’ Asks House to Go Along

So much for the Senate being the more tempered and ‘August’ body of any legislature. Ours just took one look at the surplus I discussed here and went on a spending spree. CONCORD ­— It started as a routine bill to create the position of state demographer, but has turned into what some are calling …

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Omnibus in Spiritus Sanctum

(Restored) Mike Rogers joins me to discuss how Mr. Trump might be able to use the Omnibus as written to build his wall, and whether he can or will just give large sums he has no intention of spending back to the treasury – and whether Congress can do anything about that. This program has been reposted after …

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The Keene State College Budget Crisis Evolution

Keene State College has an ongoing crisis. Enrollment is down. They are running a deficit. In an article from this past September (in the KSC Equinox Student/Campus Newspaper) interim College President Dr. Melinda Treadwell said a lot of things, but this caught my eye. “[We need to be] getting students excited to see what a life at Keene …

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NH Gov. Plays DC Politics With State Budget

AFP New Hampshire state Director Greg Moore joins us to discuss the real numbers on the New Hampshire budget and whether Governor Maggie Hassan can actually veto the state budget and survive politically.