NH House Speaker Congratulates Representatives on 36% Savings in Mileage Costs

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien today congratulated members of the House for their savings of 36% in mileage costs — due to better financial controls and despite federal fuel reimbursement rates rising 11% — over the period of July 1, 2011 through October 20, 2011 from the comparable period of the last term from July 1, 2009 through October 20, 2009.

House Speaker William O’Brien

 “We should congratulate all House members for their willingness to sacrifice to find cost savings in this time of great budgetary strain. The people of New Hampshire will appreciate this almost 40 percent reduction in legislative mileage reimbursement payments as they struggle with persistently high unemployment and now the hidden inflation resulting from uncontrolled federal spending.  Accordingly, we have led by example and will continue to look for opportunities to save.”