Josiah Bartlett Center Weekly Update (6/8)

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire


Amendment Aftermath

Charlie Arlinghaus and Jack Heath look at how and why a constitutional amendment to finally end the education funding lawsuits failed to get enough votes in the New Hampshire House. Click here to listen. 




Digging into the May Unemployment Figures


Rate increases from 8.1% to 8.2%

"While the addition of any jobs is a good thing, most economists were predicting in the neighborhood of 150,000 new jobs, not 69,000. These employment figures shows that there are still underlying weaknesses in the US economy." Click here keep reading


Grant on WGIR

Wisconsin Recall Aftermath

Grant Bosse and Paul Westcott discuss this week's stunning win by Governor Scott Walker in the Wisconsin Recall Election, and what it means for the clout of New Hampshire's public sector unions. Click Here to Listen.





Update on the Medicaid Lawsuit


Feds Ask for More Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking for more information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services following testimony from several hospitals that budget cuts are preventing them from serving needy Medicaid patients. Click here to read more.