Local Spending Caps Statement: House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt

Concord – House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) today offered the following statement after the House of Representative passed HB 341, allowing local communities to enact spending caps.

“House Republicans are totally committed to providing the cities and towns of this state the tools to rein in spending.  The voters demanded fiscal responsibility from state government, and local communities deserve the same protection.  This bill lets the many communities that have spending caps keep them in place and clear up any ambiguity as to whether there is any problem that would stop other cities and towns from putting a spending cap in place,” said Bettencourt.