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Why Does Merrimack Need $20,000.00 Per Student Per Year?

The proposed budget for the Merrimack School system is 77.6 million dollars. That’s the entire cost to run the district for one year. An endeavor that exists, at least in theory, with one purpose. Educate children. But not very many of them. Which begs the question? Why so much for so little?

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SDGANH: Achieving Transparency: How the Best Districts Do It – Parts 7 & 8

The School District Governance Association of NH (“SDGANH”) held a seminar this past Saturday on some best practices in how to make your School District more transparent in all of its procedures.  This morning long session was a self-directed panel discussion consisting of Rich Girard from the Manchester School District, Tom Murray formerly of the …

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Quick Shot: NH Democrats Dress in Traditional Klan-Colors to Protest Pro-Choice Governor

Governor Sununu gave his budget address yesterday. A number of New Hampshire Democrats dressed in the parties traditional klan color to protest their pro-choice governor. You read that right. Women in New Hampshire copied Democrat’s Klan-color “protest” from Trump’s State of the Union. To listen to the budget address of a Republican governor who has given …

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s Budget Address

Thank you — Good morning. Happy Valentines day. Mr. Speaker, Madame President, honorable members of the house, senate, and Executive Council and commissioners and department heads who have joined us today. My fellow citizens — Welcome. I would like to start by thanking the many Commissioners and state agencies we worked with throughout the past …

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“Who serves whom?  Do the Townsfolk Serve their Employees?”

As I wrote here: “who serves whom?  Do the townfolk serve their employees?” Let that set the table for this. It’s not quite a Tale from the BudComm but it has financial ramifications. If it passes. There will be a petition warrant on my hamlet’s ballot which would move the Second Session (the actual voting) …

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70% Of All Arrests in Durham, NH in 2018 Were UNH Students

Here’s a neat little factoid. According to the Union Leader, “of the people taken into custody (In Durham NH), 675 of the 968 identifiable parties arrested by police in 2018 were enrolled in classes at the university.” That’s almost 70% of all arrests? Have the budget boosters who pimp the fiscal benefits of taxpayer bailouts to …

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Josiah Bartlett: The State of the State is Hot!
Grok: We Need Your Help to Keep It That Way

New Hampshire Democrats come into power with a unique opportunity. The New Hampshire economy is screaming. The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, quoting the State’s annual report, notes that, “In 2018, New Hampshire was no.1 for economic opportunity (US News and World Report); child well-being (Annie E. Carsey Foundation), and, for the fourth year in …

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Grok: We Need Your Help to Keep It That Way
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NH Democrat Susan Almy – Repeal Tax Cuts, Give Fiscal Committee Power To Tax at Will

Longtime New Hampshire Democrat Susan Almy is doing her part to raise taxes.  She’s introduced a legislative proposal to raise taxes on job creators. But she’s also got a bill in the pipeline that would appear to give the Legislative Fiscal Committee taxing powers independent of the Legislature. NHBR is reporting that, Almy’s second bill would …

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Shutdown Is Game On as Trump Rejects Funding Bill Over Border Security Concerns

The morning news was replete with tales of a government shutdown averted. The Senate approved a short-term solution to keep some of the government open until February 8th. And no border wall funding. Sighs of relief from some, outrage from others. All spoken too soon. President Trump won’t sign it. He wants action on securing the border now. …

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