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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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Quick Thought on Steve’s post: One of Life’s Certainties – New Hampshire Democrats Raise Taxes

Here. It’s what Democrats do.  Let me remind you of what they did before: they created an $800 million hole in the NH State budget.  They spent everything they could – and then more.  You see, Democrats are: They believe in Government directed EVERYTHING – every aspect of our lives.  That takes a lot of …

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One of Life’s Certainties – New Hampshire Democrats Raise Taxes

As Government gets bigger and more inefficient (corrupt), it needs to feed. The ‘food’ is your hard earned dollars, and the delivery method is taxation (fees, charges, etc.). Anyone who recalls the last time Democrats “ran things” around here they deliberately overestimated revenues and then spent them to grow government. When the estimates fell short, …

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‘New Hampshire Needs an Income Tax.’

A reader took issue with a recent post featuring a CATO report that ranked New Hampshire number 2 for personal and Economic Freedom. Maybe the Cato should ask these people for some help with their numbers www.statedatalab.org. I am a NH resident. NH has high property taxes along with high vehicle registration and electricity all of these are quality of life bills. 

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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Taxes vs Personal Spending: shouldn’t this be flipped?

Is it moral to be paying more to Government than spending on your family? Reformatted, emphasis mine: America spends more on taxes than on food, clothing, and housing combined. A LOT more. Housing: $2.3 trillion Clothing: $0.4 trillion Food: $1.7 trillion TOTAL: $4.4 trillion Federal Taxes: $3.4 trillion State and Local Taxes: $1.8 trillion TOTAL: $5.2 …

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Keith Erf – candidate for NH State House, Hillsborough County 2 (Weare/Deering)

I’m Keith Erf, candidate for state representative in Weare and Deering. I’m running for State representative to champion limited government. I’ve lived in Weare for 37 years. My wife, Louisa, and I raised four children here where they attended Weare schools. I started my business, KyTek, in 1991 developing automated systems for the publishing industry. As …

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Jonathan Mackie – candidate for NH State House, Belknap 2 (Gilford/Meredith)

I am Jonathan Mackie, a Republican seeking to represent Meredith and Gilford in Belknap District 2. I am a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and have lived in Meredith since 1984. My wife Sue and I own and operate Clearwater Campground and Meredith Woods Four Season Camping Area in Meredith. Although I have not previously …

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An Open Letter to Members of the Franklin, NH School Board

By Karen Testerman Once again the taxpayers of Franklin are confronted with a request for an increase in funds. Oddly with a declining population of students, there is still a need for an increase in cost. What concerns me is that the discussion regarding budgets centers around teacher pay or the number of personnel required …

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