NHDP - NH Sen. Jeannie Forrester (Who Cut $30 Million From Nursing Homes) Needs to Stop Faux Political Outrage

Concord, N.H. – Today the NHDP called on Jeanie Forrester, who voted for the Bill O’Brien budget that cut $30 million from nursing homes, to drop her manufactured political outrage that is misleading New Hampshire’s seniors.
 
Despite pushing for back-of-the-budget cuts that undermined critical services, including nursing home funding, Forrester is now trying to have it both ways with her fiscally irresponsible bill that would increase nursing home rates without offering any proposals to pay for the $7 million expense.  

“Jeanie Forrester’s dishonest political grandstanding to mislead seniors is the height of hypocrisy and needs to end,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Forrester wants people to forget that she voted to cut $30 million from nursing homes in the Bill O’Brien budget, not to mention that she put reckless back-of-the-budget cuts in this budget that mislead the public about what priorities could realistically be funded.”

“Now Forrester is pushing an irresponsible bill that would increase nursing home rates without any way to pay for the $7 million expense. These kind of desperate political stunts from the Senate’s finance chair do a disservice to the people of New Hampshire and call into question Jeanie Forrester’s ability to lead the budget process,” added Buckley
 
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