Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, issued the following statement this morning on Sen. Rausch’s retirement announcement:
“As the Senate’s resident Veterinarian, Senator Rausch brought a unique perspective to our work on wide range of complex issues. He earned high praise for his work in 2011, alongside Sen. Stiles, to update and improve our state’s education funding formula and over the last four years he’s worked to balance our budget, reform our pension system, and encourage economic growth in his district and across the state.
“During his 14 years in the House and Senate, Senator Rausch became a go-to source on transportation, infrastructure, and public works issues. With this expertise, he led the way this session in passing an infrastructure improvement bill that will ensure the completion of the I-93 expansion, the largest public works project in the state’s history.
“I join my colleagues in thanking Jim for his dedicated service to the legislature and in wishing him a happy retirement.”