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The Claremont Way

In the mid-1990’s, the town of Claremont pleaded poverty, insisting that the rest of the state should pony up more money to fund its local schools. The result was the imposition of a wealth-redistribution scheme on the rest of our state. A decade later, Claremont wasn’t looking so poverty-stricken after all.

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Tales from the BudComm: Cordell Johnston, NHMA lobbyist – tried to fly and ended up like Icarus

When an NHMA lobbyist, paid in part by my taxes, is lobbying AGAINST MY BEST interests, that’s wrong.  It’s immoral.  That’s why Cordell Johnston, a New Hampshire Municipal Association lobbyist – is now the Poster Boy for towns to stop paying dues to the New Hampshire Municipal Association with our property taxes. If our Selectmen …

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Nashua Overwhelms School System – Taxpayers Should Ask: Who Didn’t See This Coming?

Nashua, New Hampshire fancies itself a “Welcoming City.” That’s a semi-Orwellian phrase for deliberately taking in more refugees than you can handle. The Gate City now has kids in the school system who speak as many as 50 different languages and not English. Getting here from there was easy. Getting anywhere else from here will …

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SDGANH: Achieving Transparency: How the Best Districts Do It – The End: Parts 11, 12, and 13

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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SDGANH: Achieving Transparency: How the Best Districts Do It – Parts 9 & 10

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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SDGANH: Achieving Transparency: How the Best Districts Do It – Parts 5 & 6

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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Belknap County Budgeting – financial hijinks?

By NH State Rep Mike Sylvia Did you ever wonder how politicians use statistics to sell their budgetary schemes?  It’s the same old song and dance; lies, damn lies, and statistics.  Perhaps your daily paper is reporting that the Belknap County Delegation has reduced your tax rate. Yay! Whatever you do, you should ignore the 2018 tax rate …

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SDGANH: Achieving Transparency: How the Best Districts Do It – Parts 3 & 4

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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Tales from the BudComm – so, you’re taking orders from the Town Administrator?

The BudComm’s Public Hearing for both the Town and the School District budgets was last Thursday and that’s when the BudComm is officially done with its duties within NH’s SB2 governance model.  The next step will be the two Deliberative Sessions: the First Session is when the Legislative Body (the town’s voters) get to ask …

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