NH GOP - HEALTH ADVOCATES AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO HASSAN: DON'T VETO BUDGET

"Worried About The Uncertainty"; "Best Budget We've Seen In Years"; "Disappointing"; "Business Leaders Were Surprised"; "Not Realistic"; "Don't Veto"

 

NH1: "Hassan's Rhetoric About Out-Of-State Tax Cuts Is Disappointing" "The head of the Business and Industry Association says Hassan's rhetoric about out-of-state tax cuts is disappointing. 'Those companies employ tens of thousands of people and some of the best-paying jobs and most important economic jobs in New Hampshire,' said Jim Roche, president of the Business & Industry Association." (Kevin Landrigan, "Cutting business taxes is at center of fight over NH budget," NH1, 6/22/15)

 

Patch: "Uncertainty...Will Further Jeopardize The Health And Safety Of Those We Support" "The uncertainty of a continuing resolution and a six-month delay on the increase will further jeopardize the health and safety of those we support. Providers, such as GSIL, need this new rate today." (Clyde E. Terry (Op-Ed), "A Bird in the Hand...," Patch, 6/22/15)

  • "Don't Veto This Budget" "Lastly, to Governor Hassan - Don't veto this budget; there's a lot of good in it. After all, 'a bird in hand is better than two in the bush.'" (Clyde E. Terry (Op-Ed), "A Bird in the Hand...," Patch, 6/22/15)
  • "Increase That We Haven't Seen In Years" "...this budget contains a home care reimbursement rate increase that we haven't seen in years" (Clyde E. Terry (Op-Ed), "A Bird in the Hand...," Patch, 6/22/15)

Concord Monitor: "Advocates Fear A Veto Could Jeopardize Those Small Advances. They Are Worried About The Uncertainty A Veto Would Create" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

  • "Best Budget We've Seen In Years" "'This is really, from our perspective, the best budget we've seen in years,' said Gina Balkus, an advocate for home health agencies. 'We hope our needs don't get lost in the political fray that results from a veto.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)
  • "The Uncertainty That It Creates Is The Biggest Problem" "'The uncertainty that it creates is the biggest problem,' said Jeff Dickinson, Advocacy Director for Granite State Independent Living.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

Union Leader: "This Is Not Realistic" "Interestingly, the governor's gap assumes no growth in profits or enterprise value. This is not realistic." (Val Zanchuk (Op-Ed), "Gov. Hassan should not veto the budget over business tax reductions," Union Leader, 6/23/15)

  • "Many Business Leaders Were Surprised" "That's why many business leaders were surprised to hear Gov. Maggie Hassan call these modest tax reductions "unpaid-for tax cuts to big corporations, mostly headquartered out-of-state, that will create a more than $90 million hole in the budget and put corporate special interest ahead of New Hampshire's families..." The modest reductions in the BET will primarily benefit small businesses, like mine, throughout the state. Reductions in the BPT will benefit companies that provide tens of thousands of well-paying, important jobs regardless of their headquarters' location (BAE Systems, Fidelity Investments, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Velcro, Lindt & Sprungli, Hypertherm, Sig Sauer, Highliner Foods and many others)." (Val Zanchuk (Op-Ed), "Gov. Hassan should not veto the budget over business tax reductions," Union Leader, 6/23/15)
  • "Modest Tax Reductions...Should Not Factor Into The Governor's "Veto-Or-Not-To-Veto" Decision" "No state budget will ever meet everyone's expectations, including the governor's. However, the modest tax reductions included in this budget should not factor into the governor's 'veto-or-not-to-veto' decision. Tax relief to New Hampshire employers, small and large, is long overdue." (Val Zanchuk (Op-Ed), "Gov. Hassan should not veto the budget over business tax reductions," Union Leader, 6/23/15)

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