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Study: Shift Away From Broad-based Tax Increases

The state of New Hampshire has thus far resisted the siren’s call to broad-based taxes. Proposals to enact an income tax or a sales tax have spelled doom for many a gubernatorial candidate through the years. While our state still spends much more than it should, a degree of caution is generally exercised when approaching budgets. Because we …

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NH’s “Governor Do-Nothing”

For the past year and a half, it has been an inside joke between me and my wife: whenever New Hampshire’s Democrat governor John Lynch appears on TV, we each do our best Howdy-Doody imitations, wildly waving to some imaginary crowd with the dumbest, blankest looks we can muster, complete with exaggerated smile. Of course …

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CCAGW 2005 Congressional Ratings

Press Release Washington, D.C. – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2005 Congressional Ratings.  For 17 years, CCAGW has examined roll-call votes to separate the taxpayer advocates in Congress from those who favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending.  The 2005 Congressional Ratings cover the voting year 2005, or the first …

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I thought I was working for my family….

From the American Spectator: Americans finally have stopped working for government. Many people are familiar with "Tax Freedom Day" — April 26th this year — when they effectively finish paying their taxes. But with government running huge deficits and imposing massive regulatory requirements, we all spend a lot more time working for government. Cost of …

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City & Town. Voters & Tax Caps.

Besides public employee salary and benefit costs, nothing impacts local property taxes more than big construction projects like new $chools, mammoth libraries, and police $tation megaplexes. Throughout the state, and indeed the entire country, we see massive projects proposed or under way. Why not? The economy is good right now. People seemingly have enough money …

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Thought You Had a Tax Cap? Think Again…

MORE LOCAL (central NH) NEWS- KEEP READING- IT’S PROBABLY HAPPENING WHERE YOU LIVE TOO…(*followup to this prior posting on the Laconia tax cap issue*) …Now that the Laconia “Broken Arrow” City Council is proceeding with preparations for a tax-cap breaking, new middle $chool building construction bond issuance, the options left for the already over-burdened taxpayers …

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Claremont solved?

The legal fallout from the Claremont education funding edicts issued by the NH Supreme Court continues. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano and Massachusettes tourists returning to clog up our roads and restaurants here in the Lakes Region year after year, NH residents can count on some group of school districts suing the state for …

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Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine

Recalling the cartoon shorts from “Rocky & Bullwinkle,” let’s join talking-dog Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman on a trip to the not too-distant past using the WABAC (pronounced “way back”) machine: Holding up a Daily Sun from 2005, just after the November Laconia elections, the pet-boy Sherman exclaims, “Look, Mr. Peabody- this Thursday …

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