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Friday
Feb012013

Josiah Bartlett Center - Educational Choice Under Attack, Foreclosures, and IL Bond Warning for NH

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


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


Educational opportunity is something we all want for our children but is under threat in New Hampshire in 2013. While the wealthy can choose among many options to find the best fit for their children, two small programs that increase options for poor people in New Hampshire are both under attack. If opponents succeed in killing the state’s modest charter school program and the school choice scholarship program, educational opportunity will still be a reality for rich people but not for poorer members of the Granite State... Click here to keep reading.

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NHOpenGov

The State's Checkbook Online

Ever wonder how and where New Hampshire spends your tax dollars? Look no further than NHOpenGov.org, an open government project of the Center. We now have more than 3.5 Million transactions detailing how every last dollar was spent from the past 4 1/2 years. Help us find government waste! Click here to start looking.

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IL Bond Rating Downgrade over Pensions Should be a Warning to NH

IL now worst in the Nation

Much has been made in the past few years over the dysfunction of Illinois’ finances and the legislature’s inability to get the state’s fiscal house in order; however, rating agencies are taking a closer look at another factor that weighs heavily on state finances: pensions... Click here to keep reading.

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Foreclosure Filings Continue to Drop


December sees fewest of any month in 2012

According to the foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings in New Hampshire fell again in December, marking the third straight month of decreases. Statewide, 405 houses received a foreclosure filing, compared to 578 in November and 739 in October. Click here to keep reading.

Saturday
Dec222012

Josiah Bartlett Center - Details, Foreclosures, and the Voting Rights Act 

Much of the debate in the Legislature will devolve into predictable patterns reminiscent of the "infotainment" shows on what are generously called cable news channels: my party good, your party bad. This dynamic helps most of us tune out and ignore whatever silly thing they're up to in Concord or Washington this month... Click here to keep reading.

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N.H. man tries to save Voting Rights Act in order to kill it
On one side, a group seeking to overturn an outdated section of the law is trying to keep New Hampshire from getting out from under its ridiculous restrictions. On the other, supporters want to let New Hampshire escape to make it easier to keep other states under federal jurisdiction. The whole thing is turning an already obscure legal battle into something silly. Click here to keep reading.

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NH Foreclosures Fall in November
November saw New Hampshire’s foreclosure filings drop to 578. This reverses last month’s spike to 739. From the data it is not clear what caused the jump in October, but whatever the cause, it was only temporary. Click here to keep reading.

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Saturday
Oct272012

Josiah Bartlett Center - 'Balanced' Budgets explained, Foreclosures, and the Electoral College

Starting in 2008, the governor and Legislature adopted a series of unusual practices that obscured spending decisions. As a result, the two gubernatorial candidates this year fight over what the facts really are... Click here to keep reading.

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Crash Course at the Electoral College

Grant Bosse and Paul Westcott look behind the numbers in the last ten days of the 2012 Presidential Election, including which swing states are in play, how early voting could impact the race, whether the “Incumbent Rule” actually exists, and what happens in the case of an Electoral College tie... Click here to Listen

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Was the Budget Really Balanced?

Charlie Arlinghaus and Jack Heath discuss a key disagreement in the 2012 NH Governor’s Race, the 2009 budget that Maggie Hassan says was balanced, and Ovide Lamontagne says led to an $800 million deficit. Click here to listen.

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NH Foreclosures Tumble in September


Continues a Downward Trend since April

According to the foreclosure tracking firm Realtytrac, the number foreclosure filings in New Hampshire fell sharply to 423.  240 are headed for the auction block, while the balance were taken over by the lenders. With only 423 filings statewide, September saw the fewest monthly foreclosures in the 12 months, continuing the general downward trend that began in April. Click here to keep reading.


Friday
Sep212012

Josiah Bartlett Center - Commuter Rail, Election 2012, and Foreclosure Stats

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


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


In a few weeks, Maine will finish a $44 million project to extend a money-losing commuter train and lose even more money. Fortunately, retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe got them money in the federal budget to fund their profligacy. Some politicians in New Hampshire want to follow suit and spend money we don’t have in the state budget to restore a commuter train that last operated for parts of 1980 until the federal dole ran out.ts would be inconvenient... Click here to keep reading


The Cloakroom

 
The BIA Commuter Rail Forum

Grant Bosse reports on a BIA forum on commuter rail in New Hampshire, featuring Charlie Arlinghaus, Peter Burling, Councilor Chris Sununu, and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau. Click here to watch.
JBC Report

Commuter Rail and the 2012 Elections

Charlie Arlinghaus talks about plans to bring commuter rail to New Hampshire with Jack Heath, and the two look ahead to the November elections in this edition of The Josiah Bartlett Report. Click here to keep reading.

August Foreclosure Data


Slight Increase in Foreclosure Filings

According  to the foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac, New Hampshire saw 688 foreclosure filings for the month of August, which was slightly higher than previous month. Click here to keep reading.

Saturday
Feb112012

CEI Today: Banks Settlement, Overregulation, and the CEI Podcast

Friday, February 10, 2012
In the News Today

CEI Podcast for February 2, 2012: The FDA’s Latest Power Grab

Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies Michelle Minton breaks down the FDA’s behind-the-scenes push to regulate dietary supplements nearly as strictly as prescription drugs. >Listen at Libertyweek.org

BANKS SETTLEMENT - HANS BADER

OpenMarket.org: Time to Pay Your Neighbor's Mortgage, Again

 

"The Justice Department, state attorneys general, and the biggest banks have reached an agreement to provide at least $26 billion to delinquent mortgage borrowers and others, such as left-wing housing counseling groups similar to ACORN. But if you were financially responsible, you very likely won’t benefit from this settlement, but may actually be harmed by it. It only benefits a small fraction of people who were foreclosed upon, as well as some underwater borrowers, most of them delinquent, whose mortgages were serviced by certain banks. You likely won’t get any money or principal reduction under this settlement if you paid your mortgage on time, especially if you were thrifty enough to make a large down payment (which usually prevents you from ending up underwater on your mortgage unless there is a huge decline in housing values). Instead, you may suffer, because the settlement may lead to mortgage interest rates rising in the future.  (Politicians’ desire for this settlement was based onvoodoo economics)."

 
 

 

OVERREGULATION - RYAN YOUNG

OpenMarket.org: Principles of Law: Simplicity is Beautiful

 

 

"The U.S. Constitution is a model of simplicity. You can read the whole thing in under a half hour. And that is the secret of its success. It doesn’t need to outline the specifics of agricultural or trade policy. That’s Congress’ job.

The EU’s de facto constitution runs well over 200 pages. Where the U.S. Constitution paints with a broad brush, the European Union fills in every last detail. Most countries, including the U.S., are turning to this top-down model and rejecting the Constitution’s more bottom-up approach.

The thinking goes, “How can something so simple be effective when the modern world is such a complicated place? The 21st century is very different from the 18th century.”

Good question. The answer is that those extra layers of complexity are precisely why a bottom-up approach is more important than ever. Top-down governance is hard enough even in a simple agrarian economy. It is impossible in a world like ours. Too many variables. The more rules there are, the easier they are to subvert."

 

CEI PODCAST - RYAN YOUNG & ALEX NOWRASTEH 

 

Immigration Tariffs


"In the latest CEI Podcast, Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young interviews Alex Nowrasteh on immigration tarrifs. 

 

Listen here."



 

 

 

CEI AT CPAC!

 

CEI is a co-sponsor of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11 in Washington, D.C.

CEI will have a table in the exhibit hall of the hotel, the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  Please stop by booth 1509 and say hello if you are attending CPAC.

> Book CEI experts on Radio Row.

> See CEI Speakers at CPAC:



CPAC panel featuring Sam Kazman: The Red Tape War: How the Regulatory Burden and Growing Nanny State Threaten Prosperity
Thursday, February 09, 2012
10:00 - 11:00 am
Room "Wilson C"

CPAC panel featuring Vincent Vernuccio: Return of Big Labor: What Can We Learn from Wisconsin & Ohio?
Thursday, February 09, 2012
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Marshall Ballroom

CPAC panel featuring Fred L. Smith, Jr. & Myron Ebell: The Obama EPA's Green Assault on American Jobs
Thursday, February 09, 2012
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Marshall Ballroom

CPAC panel featuring Ryan Radia: Digital Liberty: Tying Government's Hands on Tech, Telecom, and the Web
Friday, February 10, 2012
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Maryland Room


 

CPAC panel featuring Alex Nowrasteh: Immigration - High Fences, Wide Gates: States vs. the Feds, the Rule of Law & American Identity

Saturday, February 11, 2012

9:50 - 10:50 am
Marriott Ballroom



Visit Conservative.org/cpac for the full conference agenda.



 

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