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Friday
Jun052015

NHGOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF SENATE BUDGET 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding the passage of a Senate budget:

 

"In contrast to Governor Hassan's proposed tax hikes, Senate Republicans have passed a thoughtful, balanced budget that would grow the economy, create new jobs and lower taxes on New Hampshire families. Under Governor Hassan, job growth in New Hampshire ranks near the bottom - 41st out of 50 states; Senate Republicans' budget represents a victory for New Hampshire and a clear path forward in reversing that trend. For months, Governor Hassan has preferred partisan attacks rather than honest debate. Thankfully, Senate Republicans have demonstrated the leadership that Governor Hassan hasn't by providing a clear plan to grow New Hampshire's economy."

 

BACKGROUND:

 

"Adding to arguments that New Hampshire's economy could use some added oomph, a newly released analysis of post-Great Recession job growth in all 50 states puts the Granite State near the bottom of the pack." (Jeff Feingold, "Study finds NH could do better when it comes to job growth," NHBR, 5/28/15)

Sunday
Oct192014

Watchdog - Oh My Gosh! Because of budget cuts we're not ready for Ebola  

Friday
Oct172014

Watchdog - Are budget cuts to blame for Ebola outbreak?

 

After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness

 

No matter how bad public officials have misspent and misused tax dollars, they always think they should have more.

 
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Federal workers abuse purchase cards at public expense

 
Federal employees make thousands of personal purchases at public’s expense
 
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Mary Burke denies access — again

 
No reporters working for traditional media were harmed in the making of the latest Burke lovefest with first lady Michelle Obama.
 

 

Citizen News
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National Parks ‘listening sessions’ cost $38,320 and filter free speech

 
These National Park "listening sessions" hit both the taxpayers' freedom and their pocketbooks.
 
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Vermont schools have special spending on special ed
 
As education costs climb in Vermont, officials assure taxpayers the money is well-spent.
 
 

 

Energy & Environment
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Excessive regulations won’t build a perfect world
 
The aims of regulators are often good, but results are often dreadful. 
 
 

 

Property Rights
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Feds install fences to protect endangered mouse, but the fight continues
 
New fences put up by the U.S. Forest Service to protect the meadow jumping mouse have become ground zero in a battle between ranchers and environmentalists.
 
 
 
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Wednesday
Oct082014

NH Senate Republicans - Morse urges Governor to share $70 million in budget cuts 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Calls for swift action to address growing spending problem

 

Concord, NH – Senator President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) today issued the following statement in response to increasing evidence that New Hampshire is in the midst of a growing budget problem:

 

"Governor Hassan's actions last week demonstrate that she has failed to keep spending within current budget limits, resulting in a $22 million shortfall in FY14. The Department of Health and Human Services reports a $42 million shortfall in FY15, combined with the $30 million in cuts that the Governor is seeking from other departments. That would require at least a 4% across the board cut to all departments.

 

"We can't kick those costs into the next budget. Delaying action will only force deeper and more painful cuts. I urge Governor Hassan to share her proposals to save $70 million by the end of this month."

Friday
Oct032014

NH Senate Republicans - Governor Hassan finally admits NH's spending problem as she calls for $30 to $70 million in cuts 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Concord, NH – Senate Finance Chair Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) today applauded Governor Maggie Hassan for finally admitting and attempting to address New Hampshire's mounting spending problem, as Hassan yesterday directed state agencies to find $30 million in cuts in addition to a separate $40 million hole at the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

"I'm pleased that the Governor has finally admitted that New Hampshire is facing a severe spending problem in the FY15 budget," Forrester said. "On the heels of her $22 million shortfall in the FY14 budget, and mounting problems at HHS, addressing this spending problem is long overdue."

 

The FY14 budget signed into law by Hassan required her to deliver a $26.7 million surplus, but this week's report showed only $4.2 million in FY14 surplus. Hassan is also counting on $19.5 million in surplus funds from the FY13 Republican budget to prop up last year's spending.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services recently told the Legislative Fiscal Committee that it faces $40 million in overspending in the current year. Hassan has just nine months left in the fiscal year to get the budget back into balance.

 

"Because the Governor failed to meet her numbers last year, we're already starting this year in the hole. Because the Governor has already delayed action for three months, the coming cuts will be more severe than they had to be," Forrester continued. "We look forward to reviewing in detail the Governor's recommendations for saving $40 million at HHS and $30 million across other executive departments. The Governor needs to be transparent and share state spending data with the Legislature and the public."