NHDP - ICYMI: Guest on NHPR’s “The Exchange” Highlights House Republican Budget Cuts Would Lead to Downshifting

Concord, N.H. – On NHPR’s “The Exchange,” Southern New Hampshire University’s Dean Spiliotes highlighted that House Republicans’ proposed budget cuts would lead to downshifting onto local municipalities, meaning property taxes would likely increase:
“One of the big underlying issues in this whole discussion of proposed budget cuts is the issue of downshifting, you’re going to hear that word a lot in the coming months. You know, if you cut back on mental health services, drug and alcohol programs, nursing homes, emergency shelter funding, all those kinds of things, road maintenance, etc., a lot of that gets pushed down to the municipal level, which means property taxes likely go up. And that, I think at some level, kind of drives the politics at the grassroots.”