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New Hampshire’s Bi-Partisan Usurpation of Local Control

Michael Kitch’s November 22, 2019 article in the NH Business Review; “Taking on NH’s housing ‘crisis’ – Task force’s recommendations ‘a long time coming’” praises the Governor’s new plan to manage housing in NH. The plan is not an enhancement of local control, but a gross usurpation of it.

Housing in New Hampshire

Housing in New Hampshire

In its Dec 13 “Broadside” the Josiah Bartlett Center carried a housing in New Hampshire story. In the story it cited “A positive shift” in New Hampshire’s pro-housing movement. They report the governor criticized municipalities for using “… local regulatory powers to impose severe restrictions on housing development.” The example cited by the Governor was …

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Problems? Too Many Jobs… Woe Is Me… The Sky Is Falling…

New Hampshire has one of the best of all economic problems to have. It has very low unemployment. The Granite State has consistently retained its near full employment status. In economics there are micro-economic and macro-economic applications. Microeconomics is the study of economics at an individual, group or company level; it is more about management …

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Wait, haven’t we’ve seen this before, sorta sideways?

SHOT: Gov. Gavin Newsom threatens to cut state funding from cities that don’t approve enough housing. For 50 years, California has required cities and counties to plan for enough new housing so that residents can live affordably. But many local governments fail to approve new development, contributing to the state’s housing crunch. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom …

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Proposed Housing Appeals Board Would Rob NH Residents of Local Control

There’s no better place to begin a discussion of the new legisaltive year than a bill designed to shift power away from locals to the “experts” in the State Capitol. HB104-2019 would create a Housing appeals board. Put simply, the purpose of this body is to override local zoning rules that prevent developers from building …

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Nashua Didn’t See its “Housing Crisis” Cuz it Was Hiding Behind “The Rail Study”

Capistrano has the swallows, and Nashua, New Hampshire has the rail study. Every legislative ‘season’ the transportation doyens staff up the winery so they can wail like banshees about rail-study money. We need 4-million dollars for another rail study. It’s always four million. Since the same people will “study” rail with the same preconceived outcomes as every previous …

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