Josiah Bartlett Center - Pensions, Restructuring State Government and Agenda 2012 Part II

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"You’re an idiot. You’re so self-serving and adolescent that you can’t possibly have an adult conversation." That’s the barrage from political professionals. Politicians and their like should carefully avoid talking to us like we’re adults because clearly we aren’t. Anyone attempting to have an adult conversation or be clear about their positions on the issues of the day is supposedly a problem.

Voters, we are led to believe, prefer bland banalities. Rather than a plan or an idea, politicians should say “when I get there, I’m going to roll up my sleeves and get this thing going.” God forbid – or at least political hack forbid – they should let us know they’ve reached a conclusion about what needs to be done or not... Click here to keep reading


Agenda 2012 Part 2

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JBC Report

Debating the Pension System

Grant Bosse fills in for Jack Heath, and debates the future of the New Hampshire Retirement System with Joshua Elliott-Traficante, Policy Analyst with the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, and Dave Lang, President of the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire. Click here to keep reading.

Restructuring State Government

A Stronger Governor?

Charlie Arlinghaus shares his ideas for giving the next Governor more control over the state bureaucracy with a House subcommittee studying how to restructure New Hampshire government.  Click here to watch.