- Senator Odell - " 1989, there were 115 banks in New Hampshire"

In his August 1, 2010 column, NH state Senator Bob Odell writes,

" 1989, there were 115 banks in New Hampshire. Today that number is 32 and could soon be lower..." "...the new legislation, is adding a regulatory burden to community banks which no one suggests caused the financial uncertainty that led to the recession." " They may not be big enough to handle the costs of the 243 new rules and regulations in the Dodd-Frank legislation."

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