Aesthetics, however, is where the similarities between Vermont and New Hampshire end. Though the physical landscapes of these two bucolic states share much in common, their political landscapes are quite different. In fact, from a policy and political standpoint, these two neighboring states are on opposite ends of the spectrum.
With annual state spending equivalent to 17% of state GDP, Vermont has the seventh largest state government in the country relative to the size of its state economy. New Hampshire, meanwhile, with state spending equaling less than 8% of GDP, has the smallest state government in the country except for Texas.
Bill O’Brien is a tool. If he “got” New Hampshire, he’d still be in control of the NH House.