Monthly Archives: March 2011

Health Insurance Costs Rising in New Hampshire

Health premiums are increasing dramatically in New Hampshire and according to Republicans in the State Senate during the debate over SB 148 the cause of the increase in premiums is the federal health care reform bill.  Are we surprised? “The … Continue reading

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NH Education Committee Circumvents the Public Hearing?

HB 542 demonstrates either an unintended consequence of committee amendments, or less naively, a clever move to side step a controversy generating public hearing on a piece of legislation.  The excerpt below is from the House Record dated Friday,  March … Continue reading

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Public Sector Unions — A Problem?

David Brooks makes the argument that public and private sector unions face different constraints and have different tactics. The advantages of public sector unions results in higher wages and more costly benefits.  The argument is “logical”, but is it true? … Continue reading

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