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PRS Testimonies

Policy Research Shop Testimony: May 23, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before the Grafton County Nursing Home Administrator Craig Labore

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, three Dartmouth students, Natalia Agredo ’14, Michael Sanchez ’13, and Will Bishop ’12, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to North Haverhill, NH, to present before the Grafton Country Nursing Home Administrator Craig Labore and members of his senior staff. In the context of a recent state-level shift from providing long-term care through nursing homes to providing the same care through a home- and community-based service system (HCBS), the students presented their research on how to make HCBS cost-effective.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: May 22, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before Officials from Vermont’s Division of Children and Families and Department of Education

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, three Dartmouth students, Daniel Freeman ’13, Rachel Ng ’14, and Lorelei Yang ’15, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont, to testify before officials from Vermont’s Division of Children and Families and Department of Education, as well as the non-profit Hunger Free Vermont and the United States Department of Agriculture. The team presented their research on the problems of under-participation and under-enrollment in the National School Lunch Program in Vermont, which was recently named the ninth-hungriest state in the USA.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: May 17, 2012

Professor Shaiko and PRS Students Present at Annual Vermont Town and City Managers Association Meeting

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Professor Ronald G. Shaiko, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, and three Policy Research Shop students—Christopher Whitehead ’12, Travis Blalock ’12, and David Lumbert ’12—traveled to the Top Notch Resort in Stowe, Vermont to make presentations before the Vermont Town and City Managers Association. The annual meeting of VTCMA brought together more than 50 town and city managers from across the State of Vermont.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: May 10, 2012

PRS Students Brief Governor John Lynch Following New Hampshire Department of Safety Testimony

Following up on their testimony before the New Hampshire Department of Safety on March 8, 2012, Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students Amy Couture ’14, Michael Danaher ’13, and Tina Meng ’14 traveled back to Concord on May 10, 2012 to brief Governor John Lynch on the findings they had presented to the Department of Safety in their PRS Policy Brief, “Performance Measurement for State Governmental Agencies: Comparative Case Studies.”

Policy Research Shop Testimony: May 3, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before NH House of Representatives’ Committee to Study the Rulemaking Authority of State Agencies to Establish Fees

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, two PRS students, Travis Blalock ’12 and Stephen Prager ’14, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to Concord to testify before the NH House of Representatives’ Committee to Study the Rulemaking Authority of State Agencies to Establish Fees. The team presented their work identifying, recording, and cross-referencing every fee and fine charged by the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) in the NH Administrative Rules, as well as a comparative study of the advantages and disadvantages of different fee-setting systems.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: March 8, 2012

PRS Students Present Research to the New Hampshire Department of Safety

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, three PRS students, Mike Danaher ’13, Amy Couture ’14, and Tina Meng ’14, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to the NH Department of Safety building in Concord, NH to deliver a presentation to Commissioner of Safety John Barthelmes and the directors of the Division of Motor Vehicles, State Police, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Fire Safety and Fire Marshal, Fire Standards and Training/EMS, Emergency Communications and 911, and Administration. The team summarized their findings from twenty-one case studies and many elite interviews, and synthesized this material by communicating “best practices” for the department and each division.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: March 6, 2012

PRS Students Testify before NH House Committee on Election Law

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, three Dartmouth students, Stephen Prager ’14, Manav Raj ’15, and Joseph Singh ’14, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in Concord to testify before a special session of the House Committee on Election Law at the request of Chairman David Bates. The PRS team presented the findings of their research into the number of eligible voters in New Hampshire lacking government-issued photo identification, and analyzed the costs and benefits of several policy options for reforming the voting registration and identification requirements in the state.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: February 16, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before VT House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, three Dartmouth students, Li-Ning Yang ’15, Chinedu Udeh ’12, and Andrew Clay ’12, from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to the Vermont House of Representatives in Montpelier to testify before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy at the request of Chairman Tony Klein. The PRS team testified on policy options for establishing an Office of Ombudsman in the State of Vermont. The students presented case studies of statewide Ombudsman offices currently found in five states and implementation options available for Vermont to consider. Following a twenty-minute presentation, the students responded to questions and comments from members of the committee. The team also enjoyed a visit to the House and Senate chambers in the state capitol building with Chairman Klein.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: February 10, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before NH Special Committee on Public Employee Pensions Reform

On Friday, February 10, 2012, three Dartmouth students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, Michael Altamirano ’13, Stephen Cheung ’13, and Brandon Debot ’14, traveled to the NH Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH, to testify before the NH Special Committee on Public Employee Pensions Reform. At the invitation of Chairman Ken Hawkins, the PRS team presented their analysis of policy options for reforming the way in which the state of New Hampshire awards cost of living adjustments (COLAs) to its retirees.

Policy Research Shop Testimony: February 8, 2012

PRS Students Testify Before NH Legal Advice and Referral Center

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, three Dartmouth students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, Zheng-Yi Yang ’14, Danielle Unterschutz ’14, and Ayushi Narayan ’14, traveled to the headquarters of the NH Legal Advice and Referral Center, in Concord, NH, to present their findings of a months-long analysis of complex data from the center’s phone system.

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