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On evictions, the answer is more property rights, not fewer

The Center for Disease Control’s plainly unconstitutional eviction moratorium, begun in the Trump administration and continued by President Biden, is much more than a presidential abandonment of the rule of law. It’s a rejection — and reversal — of the very foundation on which James Madison based all government power — private property rights.  And […]

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The time has come for housing reform

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Hampshire last year, it’s unlikely that even the cleverest among us thought, “You know, this is going to turn people against local housing ordinances.” Yet here we are in the summer of 2021, and housing is tied with COVID as the No. 2 concern of Granite Staters, according to […]

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Freedom and the New Hampshire Advantage

New Hampshire’s six-year run of business tax cuts should have made the state’s corporate income tax rate the second-lowest in New England. But a funny thing happened along the way. New Hampshire was joined by an unexpected rival.  When the succession of cuts began in 2015, New Hampshire’s Business Profits Tax (BPT) rate was 8.5%, […]

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The unvaccinated account for 98% of N.H. COVID deaths since Feb. 1, state data show

Since the beginning of February, unvaccinated individuals have accounted for 99% of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 cases and 98% of deaths, according to state data. The numbers indicate how extremely effective vaccines have been at fighting COVID-19 in the state. From February 1 through June 23, the state recorded 33,703 COVID-19 cases, according to the state’s […]

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Supreme Court refusal to hear N.H. tax case puts all remote workers’ cross-border income in jeopardy

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear New Hampshire’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Massachusetts rule taxing non-resident remote workers. The decision puts remote workers anywhere in the world at risk of having their incomes permanently taxed by the state where their employer is located.  “It’s hard to see a limiting principle […]

Three key takeaways from the ’22-23 budget

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed the 2022-23 state budget that the Legislature passed on Thursday. Here are three key takeaways for those looking for a quick take on the state’s two-year spending plan. (We did a longer summary here.) TAX CUTS     With this budget’s business tax rate reductions, legislators have reduced the Business […]