NHDP - Chair Ray Buckley in Response to NHGOP Statement on the JUA Decision

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement in response to the statement made by New Hampshire Republican Party Chair John H. Sununu about State Supreme Court's JUA decision.
"As the only governor in New Hampshire history to have a deficit two years running, John H. Sununu is in no position to lecture anyone about fiscal responsibility. As Governor, John H. Sununu increased spending by an average of 22.25% per biennium, raised taxes, and left the 1983 and 1984 budgets in deficit."
"In the worst recession since the Great Depression, Governor Lynch and legislative Democrats made the tough choices necessary to pass a responsible and balanced budget.  While we disagree with the State Supreme Court's ruling in the JUA case, it does nothing to change the fact that Democrats balanced the FY2009 budget and will do the same in FY2010 and FY2011."