With the vacation nearly over for lawmakers who head back to Concord Jan. 8 to begin the 2020 session of the General Court, wishful thinking has to be on their minds.
So, on one hand the state is giving school districts, especially poor districts, more state money, and on the other, taking it away if some of their students leave for charter schools.
But this is not a typical year in many ways with a landmark general election looming in less than a year and the First-in-the-Nation presidential primary two months away and with a still-crowded Democratic field.
Representatives and Senators are expected to serve and represent their constituents, but does that also include serving your community’s largest employer?
Others file to say they ran for president and even more to make a statement on climate change or alien spaceships that will save us.
The Committee to Study Recycling Streams and Solid Waste Management in New Hampshire issued its final report recently with 23 recommendations and 39 findings.
Something more concerning is business tax returns are well below what they were a year ago at this time.
The Pledge does not address the inequities in paying for the highway system and managing the state’s wildlife and aquatic resources.
With few exceptions, when department heads’ four- or five-year terms end, Sununu has not reappointed them, and in several cases, after more than a decade in office.
Julie Brown of Rochester represented what our founders envisioned in creating a legislature of common citizens, a good public servant with passion, empathy, compassion and the common sense to balance competing needs.