Presentation on theme: "1 11 “…to raise new ideas and improve policy debates through quality information and analysis on issues shaping New Hampshire’s future.” Board of Directors."— Presentation transcript:
1 11 “…to raise new ideas and improve policy debates through quality information and analysis on issues shaping New Hampshire’s future.” Board of Directors Todd I. Selig, Chair David Alukonis Michael Buckley William H. Dunlap Sheila T. Francoeur Stephen Reno Stuart V. Smith, Jr. Donna Sytek Brian F. Walsh Kimon S. Zachos Martin L. Gross, Chair Emeritus John D. Crosier, Sr., Emeritus Public Policy in New Hampshire: A Regional Approach Steve Norton, Executive Director NH Center for Public Policy Studies
3 How to understand New Hampshire? On town/city scale? –History of local control: Selectboards, police & fire departments –Large, highly-representative State House: Almost every town gets a vote. On statewide scale? –Public education: Equity across the state –Economic development: tax policy, business climate –Tourism: the New Hampshire “brand”
4 Transportation –Commuting patterns –Mass transit & rail Housing –Workforce housing, senior housing Environment –Water quality –Land preservation But what about across the borders?
17 We’re still growing – but slower Percent Change in NH Population 8.5% 13.8% 21.5% 24.8% 20.5% 11.4% 6.9% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 1950196019701980199020002010 Source: New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, analysis of U.S. Census data
18 8 Understanding the past to see the Future: Here come the baby boomers ….
31 Small Program Changes Could Have Big Impacts
32 Want to learn more? Online: nhpolicy.org Facebook: facebook.com/nhpolicy Twitter: @nhpublicpolicy Our blog: policyblognh.org (603) 226-2500 “…to raise new ideas and improve policy debates through quality information and analysis on issues shaping New Hampshire’s future.”
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