NHDP - Statement from NHDP Executive Director Mike Brunelle in Response to John Stephen

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Executive Director Mike Brunelle issued the following statement in response to John Stephen's "Tax Day" tirade on state spending.

"John Stephen lecturing about fiscal management is like Tiger Woods lecturing about fidelity.  Stephen is not a fiscal conservative, he is a fiscal incompetent."

"As Health and Human Services Commissioner, John Stephen consistently asked for double-digit increases in his budget. In fact, he even double-counted money creating a $70 million hole in the state budget. Now, federal auditors are demanding that Health and Human Services repay nearly $35 million federal funds spent during his tenure.

"When it comes to being fiscally responsible, John Stephen has no credibility."