NHAC - Five out of Six Spending Cap Warrant Articles Passed. Town Meeting Taxpayers Send Clear Low Tax = Low Spending Message.

Nashua, NH - The call for controlled spending and efficient government from taxpayers across New Hampshire is getting louder and louder each election cycle. This year’s town meeting has proved to be no different. Tuesday’s resounding win in five of the six towns that spending cap warrant articles were on the ballot prove that taxpayers are tired of government continually reaching into their pockets and they are looking for relief. Spending cap warrants appeared on the ballot in the towns of Kingston, Hampstead, Allenstown, Salem, Hudson and Rindge. With only the Hudson warrant articles not passing.

 

“Taxpayers across this state are sending a clear message that an efficient government that spends their money wisely is the only path to lower taxes. We are facing very challenging times here in New Hampshire. The economy is down, property taxes are up, we have a record budget deficit on the state level and the federal government is spending at an unprecedented pace. Taxpayers are trying to control what they are closest to and that is their local government.” said Michael Biundo Chairman NHAC

 

The partnership between local taxpayers and local taxpayer associations, and the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition has been a successful one. With these results added to the impressive victory this past November in Rochester, the call for spending restraint and taxpayer relief from the grassroots’ can’t be ignored.

 

“The results of these warrant articles sends a clear message to elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels that people want controlled spending and lower taxes.” said local Hampstead Taxpayer John McGrath

 

Former Deputy Speaker Ken Weyler of Kingston said the following; “In these fluid economic times, the public has clearly stated that spending must be capped at reasonable increases. ...when the public, by two to one, tell you to cap your spending increases, you can expect further accountability,all of which you will ignore at your political peril.”

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Kingston

 

 

 

Town Article

860

431

1291

%

66.62

33.38

 

School Article

841

368

1209

%

69.56

30.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Hampstead

 

 

 

Town Article

786

487

1273

%

61.74

38.26

 

School Article

680

611

1291

%

52.67

47.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Allenstown

 

 

 

Town Article

342

266

608

%

56.25

43.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Salem

 

 

 

Town Article

1970

1343

3313

%

59.46

40.54

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Hudson

 

 

 

Town Article

1285

1712

2997

%

42.88

57.12

 

School Article

1379

1572

2951

%

46.73

53.27

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Yes

No

Total Votes

Rindge

 

 

 

Town Article

713

544

1257

%

56.72

43.28

 

School Article

936

291

1227

%

76.28

23.72