Mayoral Candidates Joyce Craig & Patrick Arnold Open Door To Manchester Tax Hikes
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Mayoral candidates Joyce Craig and Patrick Arnold opening the door to overriding the Manchester tax cap with promises to raise pay for city unions:
"Mayoral candidates Joyce Craig and Patrick Arnold are desperate to outdo each other in their attempt to gain the support of Manchester union bosses and special interest groups. By irresponsibly promising pay raises to city unions, Craig and Arnold are either prepared to override the tax cap or slash funding for public safety at a time when New Hampshire's heroin epidemic is hitting Manchester particularly hard. Missing from Craig's and Arnold's reckless promises to raise union salaries is any plan to pay for it. Their tacit admission of support for overriding the tax cap would devastate Manchester's economy and further burden working families."
As the Manchester Board of School Committee gears up for a special meeting to review the price tag of the teacher contract with proclaimed city finance expert Bill Sanders, candidates for Mayor Joyce Craig and Patrick Arnold have yet to explain to city taxpayers how they plan to pay for their runaway spending plans that would do nothing to address higher class sizes and few teachers.