Concord, N.H. – Following the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Right To Know request regarding Kelly Ayotte’s political meddling in New Hampshire’s budget, the Republican State Senate is attempting to cover up Kelly Ayotte’s interference.
In refusing to provide any records, the Republican Senate wrote, “we decline to open legislative and staff emails to unfettered public access.”
"It's disturbing that Republicans in the legislature are willing to completely disregard New Hampshire's constitutional requirement of transparency in order to cover up the efforts of Kelly Ayotte and her allies to politically meddle with the state's budget at the expense of New Hampshire's people, businesses, and economy,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs.
"Regardless of who runs against Kelly Ayotte, it’s wrong that Ayotte's allies clearly have been pushing the state legislature to politicize the budget process in a desperate attempt to rescue her vulnerable re-election prospects. Legislative leadership should release this information immediately,” added Jacobs.