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Steve Norton Visits PBPL 45 Class

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Steve Norton, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, illustrates an overview of the New Hampshire public policy agenda to students in PBPL 45. 

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On September 29, 2016, Steve Norton, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, spoke with students in Professor Ron Shaiko's PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class. 

Norton discussed the mission of NHCPPS as well as the Center's most recent 2016 publication, "What Is New Hampshire? An Overview of Issues Shaping the Granite State’s Future."  Student groups in the class are analyzing the data presented in this report as well as in similar reports published by the Center since 2011 and are formulating research reports for specific public policy clients in New Hampshire. 

Norton provided students with a broad substantive overview of the New Hampshire public policy agenda in Concord; he also fielded methodological questions regarding data collection and data quality when analyzing state-level policy issues.

Prior to joining NHCPPS as Executive Director in 2005, Steve Norton was Medicaid Director for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. He also worked at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC throughout the decade of the 1990s.

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