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New Hampshire’s budget: where both sides agree
Jul 12, 2019 - Not one Republican voted for the budget that was recently vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu, but there’s more common ground between the parties than you may think. While Democratic legislators and the governor disagree on business tax rates, school funding and how to spend surplus money, we explore some... read more
Visit Citizens Count at the American Independence Festival
Jul 09, 2019 - Join us in Exeter, NH, this Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 29th American Independence Festival. We will be one of the many organizations and businesses taking part in this family-friendly event. There will also be battle re-enactments, colonial artisan demonstrations, activities... read more
Kid activist reaches out to Citizens Count
Jun 13, 2019 - Fourth-grade student inspired by classroom civics class reaches out to Citizens Count: https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190613/kid-activist-lobbies-pols-to-make-difference
Citizens Count by the numbers
Jun 05, 2019 - We are part of #NHGives, the statewide, online day of giving June 11-12: https://www.nhgives.org/organizations/citizens-count  Here's a look at what your donations support when you give to Citizens Count:   
Save the date! NH Gives is coming June 11-12
May 30, 2019 - The countdown is on for NH Gives, an online giving campaign on June 11-12 to support New Hampshire nonprofits like Citizens Count. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to improve our website to make civic engagement easier for citizens and their elected officials. Senator Jeb Bradley (R) says, “I am... read more
Citizens Count participates in Leadership Seacoast's Government Day
May 26, 2019 - Citizens Count hit the road to share our message of civic engagement and citizen empowerment to the class of Leadership Seacoast on May 22. Executive Director Susan DeRoy, along with Jacquelyn Benson, content editor, and Anna Brown, director of research and analysis, spoke to the class participants... read more
Citizens Count Joins NH Business Review in the Upper Valley
May 08, 2019 - Citizens Count and NH Business Review sat down with Upper Valley business leaders, municipal officials, and developers on May 8 in Lebananon to discuss issues affecting the regions economy and community.  View the roundtable discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/nhbusinessreview... read more
The lawsuits driving New Hampshire's budget
May 06, 2019 - The 2019 budget debate may seem like a showdown between Democratic legislators and Republican Gov. Chris Sununu over taxes, but the courts may dictate some of New Hampshire’s budget. Read our latest article, which is also featured in the New Hampshire Business Review, on how several pending... read more
Crossover Day in New Hampshire: What is it and what does it mean?
Apr 22, 2019 - Its busy season in the New Hampshire Legislature thanks in part to Crossover Day. Crossover Day for the NH House (April 4) and NH Senate (March 28) was the last chance for the House and Senate to vote on bills before they cross over to the other chamber. We talk about Crossover Day and what it... read more
Is partisanship increasing in New Hampshire? Here’s what we uncovered
Apr 05, 2019 - Some days it seems the political landscape is all us against them or left vs. right. Citizens Count decided to dig in and look at what’s happening in New Hampshire. In a two-part series, we explored the hard data behind the issue of partisanship and discovered the answer is somewhat complex. In... read more
Civics 101: New Hampshire podcast looks at lobbyists and lobbying
Mar 19, 2019 - We hear a lot about lobbyists and their role in government, especially in Washington, D.C. So how does it work in New Hampshire? If you go to the Statehouse in Concord, the people you see wearing bright orange nametags are lobbyists. Learn about what they do and how lobbying works in this episode... read more
Townsquare Media Year of Service
Citizens Count named Townsquare Media Year of Service award winner
Mar 13, 2019 - Citizens Count is one of eight New Hampshire nonprofits to receive the annual service award from Townsquare Media New Hampshire. For more than 30 years, the annual Year of Service program has been designed to make a significant contribution to regional nonprofit organizations by awarding each... read more
Citizens Count Announces Partnership with Granite State News Collaborative
Mar 01, 2019 - Citizens Count is working in partnership with Granite State News Collaborative, a robust group of media, educational and professional outlets working together to add missing dimensions to coverage of issues of concern in New Hampshire. The collaborative is looking at the state’s new hub-and-spoke... read more
What You Didn't Hear in the Governor's Budget Address
Feb 18, 2019 - On Thursday, February 14, Governor Chris Sununu unveiled his two-year, $13.1 billion budget proposal. Anna Brown, our Director of Research and Analysis, breaks down what wasn't included in his address. Overall, the budget includes several items that have been priorities for him such as keeping... read more
Listen to the next episode of the Civics 101: New Hampshire podcast
Feb 08, 2019 - Just in time to get your weekend started comes another installment of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101: New Hampshire podcast. This episode features the insight of Anna Brown, our director of research and analysis, and Jacquelyn Benson, our content editor. So listen and enjoy the latest... read more
Citizens Count hosts networking breakfast for legislators
Jan 29, 2019 - Citizens Count hosted a networking breakfast for all legislators at the Statehouse cafeteria on January 31.Lawmakers and their staffers were invited to hear about the work of Citizens Count and our outreach efforts to citizens across New Hampshire. Elected officials had a chance to chat... read more
Susan DeRoy, new executive director of Citizens Count
Susan DeRoy named executive director of Citizens Count
Jan 26, 2019 - Citizens Count has named Susan DeRoy as its executive director. DeRoy recently retired from serving as chair and development director for the Monarch School of New England. She will oversee the state-wide operations of Citizens Count, a nonpartisan civic engagement nonprofit serving New... read more
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Civics 101
Jan 14, 2019 - Citizens Count is proud to partner with New Hampshire Public Radio on their new podcast, Civics 101:New Hampshire. This series, which explores commonly-asked questions about how our state government works, is an offshoot of NHPR's wildly popular Civics 101. Citizens Count's resident policy experts... read more

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