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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NH Center for Public Policy Studies' Steve Norton visits Public Policy 45 Class

Steve Norton, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, visits with PBPL 45 Class

On September 25, 2012, Steve Norton 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 2012 publication, "What Is New Hampshire? A Collection of Data for those Seeking Answers." Student groups in the class are analyzing the data presented in this report as well as in similar reports published by the Center since 2008 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.