We envision New Hampshire as the freest state in the union,
where families thrive because of access to high quality education choices, a
growing economy that attracts entrepreneurs, and a financially
viable system to care for our elderly.
The Granite Institute today released two new reports to help policymakers, community leaders and education advocates understand K-12 education savings accounts or ESAs. The first report explores New Hampshire’s history of providing public funding for children to learn at private schools, and the second report explains how ESAs work in other states.
The Granite State is on the precipice of Demographic Winter which is a situation where there are too few young people to support the current level of population. Population decline will have negative impacts to the economy and, correspondingly, to government revenue (down) and spending (up). Boosting school choice in New Hampshire, with an ESA bill like SB 193, is a crucial step in fighting Demographic Winter.
There is perhaps no greater goal for the Granite Institute than fighting to preserve and extend the New Hampshire Advantage. Historically this means no income or sales tax, but maintaining our advantage into the future will entail other important policy changes such as increasing educational choices and enacting right-to-work.
Anti-worker rights activists like to refer to Right-to-Work laws as “Right-to-Work (For Less),”
in their attempt to scare union members and lawmakers. But Right-to-Work actually brings more – not less – to states that pass these laws: more jobs, more union members, more workplace freedom, and more unions providing value to members.
Granite Institute and the ACU Foundation, the 501(c)(3) educational arm of the American Conservative Union, today announced their plan to co-host a policy forum on the heroin epidemic currently sweeping New Hampshire. The “Heroin Crisis Leadership Summit,” which will take place on September 10 in Concord, will feature national speakers, local law enforcement officials, policy makers, scholars, and treatment experts in a discussion of the causes of – and possible solutions to – the problem overwhelming the state.