This is the latest version of our spreadsheet comparing state spending in 2008-09 to 2010-11. Because $248 million of general fund spending was moved offline, apples to apples comparisons are not obvious from official documents. Using official state data, we compare the same spending from 2008-09 with the same spending in 2010-11 despite label changes that hid some of it from sight. The attached document is an excel spreadsheet. This most recent version has been updated to included changes made in the special legislative session.


Substance Over Soundbites

Because we shouldn’t choose a President from 30 second soundbites

Join us for a series of substantive policy discussions with the Presidential Candidates and other policy leaders

No time limits.  No subject limits.  In-depth follow-up questions.
The deepest discussions of public policy of the campaign.

Sen. Rand Paul
On behalf of Congressman Ron Paul

When: Saturday, January 7th at 10:30am

Where: The Draft
67 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Free and open to the public
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“Rand Paul is a rising star in the Senate, leading the fight to balance the budget and reduce the size of the federal government.  We’d be interested in his thoughts on the many issues facing our country even if his father wasn’t running for President.  With our unique in-depth format, we’ll be able to go beyond the thirty second soundbites that dominate modern Presidential politics.  With no limits on our topics or follow-up questions, this second event in our series will provide New Hampshire voters the details they deserve before heading to the polls.”
~ Charlie Arlinghaus

In October, state legislators held a tax summit and a week later held a spending summit. Charlie Arlinghaus’s presentations to each gathering are attached here. Arlinghaus outlined the state’s only two successful modern attempts at tax reform in 1970 and 1993 and warned legislators that reform attempts will only be trusted if revenue neutral. At the spending summit, he pointed out a $200 million deficit in the current budget and warned about a $625 million deficit lurking in the next budget.

Spending Outlook


Taxes and the Economy



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