I’m taking a break from writing about the budget and hoping you’ll be able to help us do more to analyze the budget more often and entertain yourself at the same time. Most of you know that we exist on the kindness of others. Some – left-leaning mostly – think tanks are subsidized by government grants, colleges or ideological billionaires. We aren’t. We rely on hundreds of small contributions from people who want us to make a difference in New Hampshire. Next week, we’re holding our annual dinner – a fundraising event that does much to help supply the very small but efficient budget that allows us to do everything we do.
We’ll be honoring a great public servant, Ray Weiczorek with our Libertas Award. We’ll also have a chance to hear three distinguished former governors (Benson, Merrill, Sununu) talk together about not candidates or personalities but policy and the challenges our state faces. It should be fascinating.
Most of all, I hope you’ll consider coming because it will help the Josiah Bartlett Center survive and thrive. Links at the bottom of the invitation will bring you to our website where you can securely order your tickets for the dinner. There are good seats still available (no one has to sit in the kitchen) so I hope you can join us.