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House budget cuts state spending, taxes

The 2022-23 state budget passed in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday would reduce state general and education fund spending by 1.4% below actual 2020-21 state spending. The reduction from what legislators approved in the last session is even larger.  There is always some discrepancy between legislative appropriations and actual spending, as governors make […]


UNH poll question on Education Freedom Accounts misdescribes the program, generates outlier results

A new UNH poll purports to show that Education Savings Accounts are unpopular in New Hampshire. That would be surprising because plenty of other survey data, including previous UNH polling, shows that ESAs (and school choice in general) draw more support than opposition.  One look at the wording of the UNH Survey Center’s poll question […]

Bill to strengthen municipal spending & tax caps clears Senate

In 2019, the state Supreme Court ruled that Nashua’s decades-old spending cap was unenforceable because it wasn’t complaint with a state law that was passed years after the cap was created. A bill approved in the state Senate on March 18 would restore Nashua’s cap, clarify that all such caps are fully enforceable, and require […]

Join us for a discussion with Virginia Postrel on March 23

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy is pleased to present a conversation with author Virginia Postrel as the March installment of its Libertas Virtual Event Series. The Zoom conversation will be held at 12:30 on Tuesday, March 23, and is sponsored by AT&T, Sig Sauer, and Bank of America. Virginia Postrel, editor of Reason […]