public policy http://nhpr.org en With Fewer Fires To Fight, Is It Time To Revisit The Role Of Firefighters? http://nhpr.org/post/fewer-fires-fight-it-time-revisit-role-firefighters <p>In 1975, Boston firefighters battled more than 400 blazes. Last year, there were only forty. That 90 percent drop reflects a nationwide victory in the crusade against fires, but even as America’s blazes burn out, the number of career firefighters per capita remains relatively unchanged. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Leon Neyfakh </strong>is Ideas reporter for <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/09/07/plenty-firefighters-but-where-are-fires/isCPrIPauX078UKHdixu0K/story.html"><em>The Boston Globe.&nbsp; </em></a></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:44:59 +0000 Taylor Quimby 35116 at http://nhpr.org With Fewer Fires To Fight, Is It Time To Revisit The Role Of Firefighters? Health Policy Gets Reboot After Election http://nhpr.org/post/health-policy-gets-reboot-after-election <p></p><p>President Obama’s re-election didn’t exactly smooth over implementation of his signature health care law. State governments across the nation maintain a solid level of anxiety over the bill.</p><p>Concord is no different…lawmakers like Republican <a href="http://www.jebforstatesenate.com/" target="_blank">Jeb Bradley</a> expect to spend a lot of time grappling with the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.</p><p>“The biggest single issue that this legislature in the upcoming two years will face is the expansion of Medicaid.”</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 17034 at http://nhpr.org Health Policy Gets Reboot After Election Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons http://nhpr.org/post/privatizing-prisons-pros-and-cons <p></p><p>This year, there&rsquo;s been a lot more talk about New Hampshire going the route of as the Governor and others explore the idea of private companies running our corrections institutions.&nbsp; But questions remain -- about the rehabilitation of prisoners, inmate and employee safety, and whether, in the end, the cost savings would be enough to make this shift worthwhile.</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p><p><strong>Harris Kenny</strong><strong>:</strong>&nbsp;policy analyst,&nbsp;<a href="http://reason.org/">Reason Foundation</a></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:56:27 +0000 Laura Knoy 9576 at http://nhpr.org Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons