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NH Senate Finance Chair Requests Updated Department Financials 

Concord, NH - Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, today requested updated spending and lapse figures from each of the state’s department and agency heads.  Forrester’s request is in response to underperforming April revenues, the ongoing Medicaid Enhancement Tax litigation, and concerns over the cost of the state’s mental health settlement.


“As a result of the careful and conservative revenue estimates adopted in the state budget, I am pleased to say that the state is $3.9 million, or 0.2-percent, above the revenue plan through the first ten months of the fiscal year,” said Forrester in her letter to department heads on Tuesday morning.  “While this is positive news for our taxpayers, it does necessitate increased vigilance from budget writers and department heads to ensure that we finish this fiscal year with the projected $26.8 million surplus required keep the budget balanced,” she continued.


Forrester’s letter requests updated figures on each department’s spending and projected lapse for the current fiscal year by Friday, May 16 in order to review the numbers with the Senate Finance Committee before the conclusion of the legislative session.


“While revenue collections to date would not necessitate [additional action] during this biennium, I do want to keep legislative leaders informed on the spending side so that we’re prepared to act in the best interest of the state and our taxpayers should events warrant,” concluded Forrester.


 Click Here for full text of Chairman Forrester’s letter to the Commissioner of Administrative Services Linda Hodgdon can be found below.  Identical letters were also sent to nineteen other state departments and agencies.


Heritage - Where Did Your Tax Money Go? 

April 15, 2014


Where Did Your Tax Money Go?

It’s pretty unreal when you see it.

Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits.

Major entitlements (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) gobbled up 49 percent, while more federal benefits took another 20 percent. These additional “income security” benefits include federal employee retirement and disability, unemployment benefits, and welfare programs such as food and housing assistance. Obamacare spending didn’t really kick in until 2014, so that will show up in next year’s breakdown.

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ALG's Daily Grind - How come only 7 Senate Democrats voted no on cop killer defender Adegbile? 


March 6, 2014

How come only 7 Senate Democrats voted no on cop killer defender Adegbile?
If Reid had known that the Debo Adegbile nomination was going to fail, he might have advised Mark Begich of Alaska, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Jon Tester of Montana, and Mark Udall of Colorado that they were being asked to catch a live buzz saw.

Obama's fantasy budget
President Obama's 2015 budget shows that his domestic policy is every bit as grounded in reality as his foreign policy, which The Washington Post declared this weekend to be "based on fantasy."

Sekulow: Four questions Lois Lerner must answer about IRS scandal
"It's been 10 months of stonewalling. Lois Lerner has since retired from the IRS with a full taxpayer funded pension. She owes the American people the truth, and answers to the following questions would be an excellent start."



Guinta For Congress - Administrations Budget Ignores Reality and Hurts Economic Growth 

Today, President Obama released his FY ’15 budget. In response, Ethan Zorfas with Frank Guinta's Campaign for Congress released the following statement:

“President Obama's budget calls for nearly $4 trillion in spending, increases taxes and serves as a White House wish list for new spending. Carol Shea-Porter owes Granite Staters an answer, are you going to continue to ignore the historic unemployment and financial crisis we face by supporting President Obama’s budget, or will you side with New Hampshire? This budget will do nothing to grow the economy or create the environment for job growth and middle class prosperity. Lastly, it fails to address the $17 trillion debt, a failure that will cost our children and grandchildren dearly.”


AFPNH - Thank You, Senator Ayotte 

Thursday night the House of Representatives passed the Ryan-Murray budget deal and broke their promises to the American people that they would control runaway spending in Washington. Now it's up to the Senate to stop this bloated legislation from becoming law. The Senate is going to vote soon, and they need to hear from you before they do.

Thank Senator Ayotte for going on the record to oppose this bad deal for New Hampshire taxpayers!

This deal dramatically increases spending and violates Congress's previous agreement to get it under control this year. It would allow the federal government to spend over a trillion dollars in FY14-meaning that it will spend $45 billion more next year. The deal also undoes $65 billion in current spending reductions that were already the law of the land in order to increase federal spending for the next two years.

American taxpayers deserve spending cuts now, not promises to cut spending down the road. That's why AFP strongly opposes this Ryan-Murray deal, and we will key vote against this legislation in both chambers and include the vote in our congressional scorecard. We need your help to contact Senator Shaheen and tell her that you oppose this budget - we can't afford another trillion-dollar backdoor deal in New Hampshire.

Remind Senator Shaheen to stand strong and follow Senator Ayotte's example to keep her promise on spending control. Click here to take action.

Live free or die,

Greg Moore
New Hampshire State Director
Americans for Prosperity