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October COVID numbers show that the virus is having a different impact than in the spring

In New Hampshire in October, new coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths all spiked, but the virus had a less harmful impact than in the spring.  Though October infections set a record, hospitalizations and deaths remained far below their spring and early summer levels.  Positive test results totaled 2,799 in October, a 182.5% increase from September. […]

Fun with 2020 election numbers

Granite Staters on Tuesday put Republicans in complete control of state government while re-electing every Democratic incumbent at the federal level and giving Joe Bide an 8-point victory over President Donald Trump.  There are as many possible explanations for this as there are buffet items at the new Golden Corral on South Willow Street in […]

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New Hampshire must avoid another coronavirus crash

This week, New Hampshire’s initial unemployment claims fell below 2,000 for the first time since March. And the state’s positive PCR coronavirus test rate edged up past 1% for the first time since the state started increasing its testing and calculating the percent-positive rate late this summer. Whether the state can keep the former trend […]

Join us for a 2020 Election Preview virtual luncheon this Thursday

Join The Josiah Bartlett Center for a special 2020 Election Preview this Thursday from 12:30-1 with political reporters Jim Geraghty of National Review and James Pindell of The Boston Globe. Learn where things stand in New Hampshire, New England, and the nation as we head into the final weekend before the election. We’ll cover the […]


The minimum wage, again?

Like a good horror movie villain that just won’t die, the minimum wage has risen again. It reemerged in the presidential debate on October 21, and the same legislator who introduced the $15 minimum wage bill vetoed this year by Gov. Chris Sununu has filed another minimum wage bill for next year.  In the presidential […]


We have a podcast!

On Oct 19, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy in partnership with New Hampshire Journal launched a new podcast focused on New Hampshire politics and policy. The podcast provides daily insights and analysis on topics directly related to the 2020 election so Granite Staters can have a better understanding of the issues facing the […]