As we all prepare for the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, I thought it might be helpful to take a quick look back at our activities and accomplishments from 2011 and lay out some of our goals for 2012.
First, thank you again to everyone who attended our Right-to-Work Rally at the Statehouse last week. While the outcome was disappointing, it was encouraging to see so many committed citizens show up to demonstrate their support for New Hampshire workers. I am hopeful that the next time this issue is raised the outcome will be in our favor.
Second, Right-to-Work is just one issue that we will be following during the next legislative session in Concord which is slated to begin on January 4th. Additionally, AFP-NH plans to focus on the super-majority legislation with regard to raising taxes or fees and the education funding issue, both of which will likely take the form of constitutional amendments. We will also work towards the repeal of New Hampshire’s participation in RGGI and the possible expansion of gambling in the state.
We will keep you apprised of any developments or action items on these issues and be tracking them for our second annual legislative score card.
Third, with so many things to be done in 2012, it is easy to lose sight of the accomplishments of 2011. We put together a brief list below as a reminder of some of the things that have been achieved this year because of your efforts! AFP-NH is proud to play a small part in these victories and appreciates your continuing support of our mission.
Pension reform legislation
Spending caps for cities and towns
A requirement that state agencies submit an additional biannual budget that proposes a 10% spending reduction
Cigarette tax reduction
The production of our first annual Legislative Score Card
Tom Thomson, our Honorary Chairman’s, anti-tax pledge has been signed by eight presidential candidates
Audits of municipalities in an attempt to isolate government excess
Blocking the reappointment of the state’s Consumer Advocate
Countless events across the state from our Presidential Summit and Taxpayer TEA Party Rally to the most recent Right-to-Work Rally at the Statehouse
Thank you again for your contributions on all these activities!
Fourth, I do have one action item for you this week. As you have likely read, the Public Utilities Commission is currently reviewing PSNH’s performance during October’s massive power outages and are currently soliciting customer feedback.
I encourage you to visit this website and comment on the poor performance delivered by PSNH.
Your comments can make a difference! Please visit this site and provide the feedback we need to ensure that New Hampshire residents are not left in the dark again!
Finally, I want to extend my best wishes to everyone this holiday season. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! As always if you need anything from AFP-NH or have ideas you would like to share, please feel free to contact Joy King or myself.
Corey R. Lewandowski
Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire
P.S. Please remember Americans for Prosperity Foundation-NH as you make decisions regarding your end-of-the-year giving. You can click here to make an online donation or send a check to:
AFPF-NH P.O. Box 464 Windham, NH 03087.
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