I was very happy to debut a new morning radio show on WCAP, 980 on your am dial, that we are calling “Manzi in the Morning”. My thanks to News Director Todd Robbins, who hung out with me and helped me through, and to my pal Teddy Panos, who has been so kind to me. Of course special thanks to Sam Poulten, who has entrusted me on his airwaves.
Our first guest was Daniel Barrick, Deputy Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, who was good enough to come on to discuss the new study by the Center on the potential impacts of casino gaming in New Hampshire. We talked jobs, the social costs of gaming and how it relates to the ultimate financial impact on the state, the investment called for by the legislation, and when New Hampshire could realistically expect to realize operational tax revenue from current casino legislation. I did a post on that study just a couple of days ago. The study itself is, in my view, quality work that uses the best data available to assist policy makers as they contemplate this issue in New Hampshire. We will continue to follow this story as casino legislation works its way through the New Hampshire Legislature, and look forward to some additional conversations with the folks at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.