Vermont carbon tax in limbo while neighboring states pick up the effort

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Connecticut, Energy and Environment, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, News, Rhode Island, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While hopes of passing a carbon tax in Vermont are dimming by the day, a development in nearby Connecticut could breathe new life into the initiative.

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School choice advances in New Hampshire

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Education Blog, New Hampshire  /  No Comments

New Hampshire’s Senate has passed a pair of school choice bills.

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Missouri becomes 28th right-to-work state

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Labor, Missouri, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation Thursday, making the state the 28th to enact laws that prevent workers from having to join a union to get or keep a job. The Republican, who took office last month, had pledged to sign right-to-work as a campaign promise. His predecessor, Democrat Jay Nixon, vetoed a bill […]

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Missouri poised to pass right-to-work legislation; New Hampshire up next

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  Economy, Kentucky, Labor, Missouri, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re pretty confident this year,” Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work Committee, told Watchdog.org. “I do expect it to pass.”

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School choice on center stage in a handful of states in 2017

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Texas  /  No Comments

The American Federation for Children says the key states to watch for school choice legislation in 2017 are Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Texas could also be a candidate, Rayanne Matlock of Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Examiner, quoting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as saying he “would be interested in signing the most pro-school choice law […]

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Live free or move: New Hampshire tops economic freedom study, New York is last

By   /  December 26, 2016  /  National, New Hampshire, New York, News  /  No Comments

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“Americans have been voting with their feet against the ‘big government’ approach of New York and California,” he said. “Florida and Texas have experienced more than two-and-a-half times faster population growth in recent years, and they’re among the freest states in the country.”

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