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Monday
Feb112013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON CONGRESSWOMAN KUSTER'S RETURN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord, NH- NHGOP Communications Director Meg Stone released the following statement today on Congresswoman Annie Kuster returning to New Hampshire for the first time since reports surfaced about her delinquent property taxes. New Hampshire Democratic Party officials disclosed today that Rep. Kuster made a previously unannounced visit to Party headquarters in Concord as she struggles to address the damage caused by her unwillingness to discuss her missed tax payments.

"The time has come for Congresswoman Kuster to stop hiding from her constituents and offer an open and straightforward explanation about her long history of delinquent taxes. The Congresswoman needs to discuss about why, despite her support for higher taxes and her reported net worth of nearly $2 million, she avoided paying her fair share in taxes until the media caught her red-handed. Now that she is back in New Hampshire, Congresswoman Kuster needs to meet with her constituents, give them honest answers, and begin to regain the trust and confidence that she has lost as a result of this embarrassing incident."

Thursday
Feb072013

NHGOP RESPONSE TO HB 474 In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Bill would allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response to HB 474, which would allow illegal immigrants to attend USNH at the in-state tuition rate:

"HB 474, allowing illegal immigrants to attend USNH at the in-state tuition rate, sets a terrible precedent and sends the wrong message to law abiding students across New Hampshire. In these very challenging economic times too many families across NH are struggling just to be able to send their own children to school.  To expect them to use their hard-earned pay to subsidize the college tuition of individuals who are breaking the law is just wrong.

"NH Republicans embrace our melting-pot history and we encourage continued legal immigration. However, allowing benefits such as in-state tuition for illegal immigrants makes an end-run around federal immigration law and would only serve to identify New Hampshire as a sanctuary state.

"We call on the legislature to focus their efforts on lowering tuition costs and providing scholarships for students across New Hampshire who have worked hard, followed the rules, and legally call the Granite State home."

Thursday
Feb072013

NH GOP - LAMBERT CALLS ON KUSTER TO RELEASE TAX RETURNS 

Concord, NH- Former New Hampshire State Senator and 2nd District resident Gary Lambert today called on Congresswoman Annie Kuster to release her 2010-2012 tax returns in order to shed light on the unanswered questions surrounding her history of delinquent taxes:

"Congresswoman Kuster’s inability to explain why she was delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes is extremely troubling and raises serious questions that must be addressed immediately. The people of the Second District have a right to know why their elected representative in Washington deliberately refused to pay her fair share in taxes until the media caught her red-handed.

“Congresswoman Kuster must be upfront and honest with her constituents and offer a personal and detailed explanation about why she repeatedly missed tax payments despite a reported net worth of almost $2 million. She must also release her state and federal tax returns for the years that she failed to meet her tax obligations in order to prove to the Second District that she has nothing to hide.

“By releasing her 2010 and 2011 tax returns, and pledging to release her 2012 returns once they are prepared, Congresswoman Kuster can begin to regain the trust and confidence of her constituents that has been lost as a result of this embarrassing incident. If she continues to refuse to openly and transparently address her history of tax delinquency, she will raise even more questions that will further damage her credibility.”

Thursday
Feb072013

NHGOP RESPONSE TO HB442 Removing Sex Offender Restrictions

Bill would remove residency restrictions for sex offenders

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response to House Bill 442, which would eliminate residency restrictions for sex offenders: 

"House Bill 442, which would remove residence restrictions for sex offenders, puts the most vulnerable among us – our children – at unnecessary and unacceptable risk. If passed this law would allow sex offenders to live where they please, including across the street from an elementary school or next door to a playground.

"This law nullifies the ability of local law enforcement to enforce existing restrictions and prevents them from being able to protect their citizens from dangerous and repetitive criminals. The convenience of criminals cannot be given priority over the safety of our children.

"This is another example of the Democrats in the House offering foolish – and in this case dangerous – legislation rather than focusing on the real needs of their constituents across New Hampshire. I ask Gov. Hassan to make clear today that, should it make its way to her desk, she will veto this bill.  

"It is time for Gov. Hassan to encourage her Democratic associates in the House to get focused on what’s important."

Wednesday
Feb062013

NHGOP CALLS ON KUSTER TO ADDRESS UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT HER DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES 

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Communications Director Meg Stone released the following statement today on unanswered questions about reports (WMUR, 2/4/13) that Congresswoman Annie Kuster has been delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes over the past three years:

"Congresswoman Kuster owes her constituents an honest explanation about why she was delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes on her primary residence and her exclusive White Mountain vacation home. She needs to personally explain why she finally decided to pay her fair share of taxes only after the media started asking her questions about her long history of missed payments.

"During her time in Washington, Congresswoman Kuster has blindly supported her party leadership's plans for more reckless spending increases and taxes hikes that would devastate small businesses. She has even advocated for the implementation of disastrous statewide income tax that would destroy the New Hampshire Advantage. 

"Congresswoman Kuster wants working families to pay more taxes, yet she repeatedly failed to pay her own tax bill despite a reported net worth of almost $2 million. Her loyal support for job-killing economic policies raises even more questions about her unwillingness to meet her own tax obligations that must be addressed.

"When times are tough and our neighbors are struggling, people understand; but when your net worth is nearly $2 million and you have established a pattern of non-payment, your constituents deserve an answer.”