NHDP - NH Republicans Prove Once Again They Can’t Be Taken Seriously on Fiscal Responsibility

Senate Republicans Propose Blowing a $78 Million Hole in the State’s Budget For More Tax Giveaways for Big Businesses
Put Public Safety at Risk Because They Refuse to Make Cuts to Legislature’s Operating Budget
Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to pass SB 1 and SB 2, which would blow a $78 million hole in the state’s budget, while also putting public safety and the state’s budget at risk by tabling SB 233 because they refuse to cut the legislature’s operating budget:
“Today’s votes are a perfect example of why Senate Republicans can’t be taken even remotely seriously on fiscal responsibility.”
 “Senate Republicans are so obsessed with implementing the Koch Brothers agenda of more tax giveaways for big businesses that they’re willing to blow a $78 million hole in the budget and make middle class families and small businesses pay the price. Not to mention that Senate Republicans killed a fiscally responsible measure necessary to fund State Police Detectives and the State Crime Lab because it would require making cuts to the legislature’s operating budget.”
“It’s long past time for Chuck Morse, Jeanie Forrester, Jeb Bradley and Senate Republicans to stop playing political games with the state’s budget and finally get serious about working with Governor Hassan to ensure fiscal responsibility and move our economy forward.”
NH1 News Investigation Reveals Senate Republicans “Seemed to Spend Like There Was No Tomorrow” When It Came to Their Own Budget
“Senate Republicans say Governor Maggie Hassan’s poor leadership and management has led to the state needing to make significant spending cuts. But an NH 1 News investigation has revealed when it came to returning unspent money to the treasury, it was the State Senate that seemed to spend like there was no tomorrow… The Senate also spent nearly $15,000 on new or replaced furniture after Hassan had asked the Legislature to freeze hiring, equipment purchases and out of state travel.” [NH1, 10/7/14]
When Pushed on Budget Mismanagement, Morse Told NH1 News, “I had a lot on my plate last year” [NH1, 10/7/14]