2018 - 2019
March 7, 2019
Because there is an interest among residents and businesses in expanding local generation of renewable energy, the Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire implemented a pilot net metering program in 2008, and the Wolfeboro Municipal Energy Department is now exploring the economic feasibility of expanding...
2017 - 2018
June 2, 2018
On May 26, 2018 more than fifty Upper Valley residents gathered at the Nelson A, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College for a community discussion on affordable housing in the Upper Valley. The event, co–sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and Vital...
June 2, 2018
Affordable housing continues to be a concern among Upper Valley residents. There have been numerous reports in local newspapers addressing the issues and the causes of lack of affordable housing options in the Upper Valley. Despite lack of housing options, there have been difficulties in...
April 16, 2018
In this report, data from five states that have legalized recreational marijuana are analyzed in order to provide comparative knowledge for the New Hampshire state legislature to consider when discussing marijuana policy. After evaluating similarities between New Hampshire and states that have...
An Analysis of New Hampshire and Relevant States
March 23, 2018
As a result of the policy changes promulgated by Attorney General Sessions, federal Civil Asset Forfeiture policy has changed. Most notably, the Equitable Sharing Program has been revived, which gives state and local law enforcement agencies the ability to use federal law to seize assets. New...
An Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure in Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor
February 28, 2018
The Southern Windsor County region in Vermont, which encompasses the towns of Windsor, West Windsor, and Weathersfield, contains many opportunities for those seeking outdoor recreation. Between Mount Ascutney, the wildlife areas, and the network of outdoor trails, the region offers a variety of...
Analysis of Expenditures and Effectiveness
February 26, 2018
Sobriety checkpoints in New Hampshire are used to deter drunk drivers and to keep New Hampshire roads safe. Though not legal in all states, New Hampshire legitimizes and legalizes these checkpoints through statute with judicial approval. Early in the session, the New Hampshire Committee on Criminal...
February 19, 2018
Paid family leave is a major issue that has gained prominence in the past electoral cycles, with both President Obama and President Trump supporting paid leave programs at the federal level.[i] Currently, there is no national program providing paid family leave to workers, but four states now offer...
Responding to the Equifax Crisis
February 12, 2018
Credit is a vital aspect of the global financial system, as it allows consumers and businesses to maintain a constant flow of money that fuels the economy. Without credit, most individuals would not be able to major purchases like a car or a home, and businesses would not be able to acquire the...
Policies to Address the Overuse of Cesarean Sections
January 9, 2018
The 1999 conflict in Kosovo left the country with some of the worst maternal and infant health outcomes in all of Europe. Although many maternal and infant health indicators have since improved, the fragmented system has allowed other health outcomes to worsen, including dramatically increasing...