2022 - 2023
May 30, 2023
New Hampshire is facing a shortage of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers. This shortage is impacting residents statewide, compromising the system's ability to adequately respond to health care emergencies. Based on stakeholder interviews and a comprehensive literature review, we detail the...
May 10, 2023
In a world increasingly impacted by warming temperatures and climate change, utility companies have been working to develop new forms of renewable energy that do not emit greenhouse gases. In heavily forested areas, such as New Hampshire, wood may be a viable alternative to fossil fuels for...
April 20, 2023
With the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 418, voters in the state of New Hampshire who do not have proof of residency, citizenship, identity, and age eligibility at the polls to same-day register to vote will need to send a copy of their identification within seven days of the election for...
April 14, 2023
The goal of this report is to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal mediation processes in the New Hampshire judicial system.1 Criminal mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), an alternative to the traditional trial process. Although ADR is not yet broadly employed across the...
2021 - 2022
June 9, 2022
Lake Sunapee is the fifth largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire. It provides significant value to the state economy in the form of property, property taxes, business revenue, and water supply. The lake draws visitors and both full-time and part-time residents to the area. This valuation...
June 1, 2022
The closure of labor and delivery units across New Hampshire poses numerous problems for the state's mothers and newborns, leaving large numbers of rural residents without easy access to maternity care services. These closures are the product of a variety of factors including a shrinking patient...
March 19, 2022
Eleven million Americans currently have suspended driver's licenses as a result of not paying fees/ fines or missing a hearing date.1 Under current New Hampshire law, a driver's license can be revoked for a number of offenses unrelated to operating a motor vehicle. These categories are (1)...
March 14, 2022
Roughly twenty percent of high school students in New Hampshire attend Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs spread across 32 CTE centers in the state and in Vermont. CTE prepares youth and adults for a wide range of careers. At the secondary level, CTE provides students with the...
December 2, 2021
This policy brief explores the issue of and potential solutions for workforce housing in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Upper Valley region is predicted to be in need of an additional 10,000 housing units by 2030, simply to meet ongoing demand for affordable housing. The lack of affordable...
2020 - 2021
July 6, 2020
Homelessness is a problem that plagues both urban and rural communities across the nation. The Upper Valley is not immune to this struggle. In fact, homelessness poses a particularly difficult problem in this region for a variety of reasons starting with the difficulties of collecting good data....
2019 - 2020
Evaluating Juvenile Justice Programs in New Hampshire and Across the United States
May 22, 2020
This report provides insight into juvenile justice programs and spending in New Hampshire. To improve the efficiency of spending in New Hampshire, the research team also examined effective evidence-based programs implemented in other states. This report will describe and analyze the applicability...
2006 - 2007
Exploring Measures to Prevent and Detect Fraud
May 1, 2007
At present, more than 20 percent of total state spending nationally is dedicated to Medicaid, making it the second largest item in most state budgets after education. As funds become limited and health care needs expand, states must search for ways to cut costs while still providing quality...