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  • General

    Attack of the Turnspike

    It’s been a decade since New Hampshire increased turnpike tolls statewide, which means that the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Turnpikes has awakened, like the mythical Kumbhakarna, ravenous and ready to devour more of your money. Kumbhakarna was (is?) a Hindu demon cursed to sleep for long stretches. Periodically he would awaken, eat everything in sight, […]

  • Education Policy

    Will Education Savings Accounts Decimate Public Schools?

      Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) will not decimate public school budgets, a report released today by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy shows. In fact, even using a high average cost for each ESA and a high ESA take up rate of 5 percent, the report shows that every school district in New Hampshire […]

  • General

    Debunking the Top Five Myths about SB 193, Education Savings Accounts

      Debunking the Top Five Myths about Senate Bill 193,  Education Savings Accounts November 7, 2017 The House Education Committee meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to consider Senate Bill 193, a bill to establish Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in New Hampshire.  This briefing paper dispels several myths about the bill. SB 193 would establish ESAs that […]

  • Press | Taxes

    Shaheen, Hassan should explain vote to keep state and local tax deduction

    CONCORD — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan should explain why they voted against ending the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes, which aids high-tax states at the expense of New Hampshire, Andrew Cline, interim president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, said. “Through the state and local tax deduction, […]

  • General

    Announcing the 2017 Libertas Dinner with Stephen F. Hayes

    Save The Date! 2017 Libertas Dinner featuring Stephen F. Hayes Editor, The Weekly Standard Contributor, FOX News  December 4, 2017 Reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Grappone Center 70 Constitution Avenue Concord, New Hampshire   Mark your calendars for Dec. 4 and join us for the Josiah Bartlett Center’s annual celebration of free markets and free people. We […]

  • Taxes

    NH Should Not Offer Incentives to Amazon

    CONCORD — Under no circumstances should state officials offer special economic development incentives to try to land Amazon’s newly announced second headquarters (HQ2), Andrew Cline, interim president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, cautioned today. Granite Staters would fare better in the long run if the government focused instead on improving New Hampshire’s […]