|Weekly Update from the Josiah Bartlett Center
Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire
State Budget Less Chaotic than it Appears
The state budget seems chaotic after a draft passed the House but the details of the budget and the few large items subject to debate are now relatively clear. The next two months will see significant compromise on revenues and on human service spending with little or no drama about a final House and Senate approved draft and the almost certain though reluctant approval of the governor. Click here to keep reading.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the State Budget
The House of Representatives proposed budget in New Hampshire is good, bad, and ugly. It is not draconian by any measure but does represent a difficult struggle to patch together New Hampshire’s fiscal house within existing sources. Not everyone will agree with every decision but too often budget information is sacrificed to the woefully misleading caterwauling that passes for political discourse today. Click here to keep reading.