Save the NH Advantage

Will the House and Senate listen? Bad enough voters must keep an eye on their local government, they now must also keep an eye on the state, which seems to have spun out of control. It’s hard to know when these bills are coming up for full vote, HB 1629 and HB...

Is the Governor’s Plan Constitutional

Michael Kitch’s November 22, 2019 article in the NH Business Review; “Taking on NH’s housing ‘crisis’ – Task force’s recommendations ‘a long time coming’” praises the Governor’s new plan to manage housing in NH. The plan is not an...

NH’s Master Plans – Who Gets To Say What’s in Them?

“Most towns in NH have what is called a “Master Plan”. It is a sort of wish list or projection for what towns would like to see accomplished in the future. But it has become more than just a list of repair and improvement projects. Lately it is more...

Alton Residents Dump Lakes Region Planning Commission

At Alton’s 2018 town meeting, there was a petitioned warrant article (#59) on the ballot which asked to raise the money to pay for the yearly membership in the Lakes Region Planning Commission. It FAILED. Over 401 people voted NO to essentially DEFUND the...

Bill Would Rein in RPCs (HB 1616)

HB 1616 is AN ACT requiring legislative approval for regional planning commissions to accept money from governmental sources other than the state of New Hampshire or its political subdivisions. “Before a commission may accept or receive any funds, grants, or...