Spending

‘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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About that “Free Money” From Washington…

You’ve heard it time and again. Some state or local official promotes a project or a legisaltive initiative because there’s a federal grant available. These sorts of  “thinkers” will often implement long-term programs at great expense based on promises of “free money.” The Federal government is paying X percent of costs for Y number of years. How …

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NH House Freedom Caucus Blasts “drunken sailor spending”

Press Release NH House Freedom Caucus For Immediate Release May 22, 2018 Contact: Rep. JR Hoell, 603-315-9002 CONCORD – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today blasted the massive, $120 million state spending spree in new spending outside of a state budget year in bills coming before the House tomorrow. In particular, the NHHFC …

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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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