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N.H. voters lost trust in media & government during pandemic; helping drive Biden favorability below 50%

New Hampshire voters’ trust in government and media has collapsed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a St. Anselm College Survey Center poll conducted for the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy has found. In addition, President Joe Biden’s honeymoon with New Hampshire voters is over, as majorities now view him unfavorably and think […]

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Granite Staters favor right-to-work, Education Freedom Accounts, relaxing housing regulations, Bartlett Center poll shows

More than two-thirds of New Hampshire voters support right-to-work, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy’s first public opinion poll shows. The poll also found support for Education Freedom Accounts, voter ID laws, and relaxing local housing regulations. Asked if they would “be in favor of changing the law so that employees who don’t want […]

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Report illustrates New Hampshire’s dire housing shortage

The dire state of New Hampshire’s housing shortage is illustrated in the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s just-released spring Housing Market Snapshot.  The median home price in New Hampshire hit $362,000 in April, up 16% from last April’s median price of $313,000.  Last April’s housing snapshot showed that in March of 2019, the median was […]


Legislature votes to decriminalize home haircuts

In April of 2020, when barber shops and hair salons were closed and people resorted to cutting each other’s hair, we pointed out that this was technically a criminal offense in New Hampshire.  Barber and cosmetologist licensing is governed by state law, and those laws are written not only to protect public health, but also […]

Join us for an Education Freedom Account webinar on June 1

Join us Tuesday, June 1, at 4 p.m. for a free webinar on Education Freedom Accounts. Dr. Ben Scafidi, director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University, will explain the fiscal and economic impact of the Education Freedom Account legislation pending in the Legislature. Scafidi is the author of the Josiah Bartlett Center’s […]