Take Now. Ask Later.

I'm spending far too much time on SB 30 and the Balsam's Bailout bill. I guess it bothers me to the point that I'd never imagined in a million years that this legislation would ever get this far. And since it's rare that that the full house rarely overturns a committee report, this legislation is one committee vote away from passage.

New Hampshire is a state that is running a $250 million dollar deficit. New Hampshire is a state that can't afford to repair it's "red list" bridges and New Hampshire is a state that is now being to forced to cut and eliminate any state program that is even moving.

Yet this SB 30 boondoggle and its $28 million dollar loan is somehow moving forward.

And it doesn't get much better, trust me on this. I'm from northern NH and hear all types of things "on the street." Here is a good one: Withdrawal of millions of gallons of water from the river with no compensation to those affected.

The Balsam's and it's developers have submitted applications in both Vermont and New Hampshire to withdraw millions of gallons of water from the Androscoggin River for their snow making operations. This water withdrawal will affect everything from watershed to the operation(s) of at least two hydroelectric dams on the same river.

You'll probably never guess how much money the Balsam's developers have offered to compensate these "affected parties." You guessed right.

Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Zero.

Let's hope House Finance can put an end to this...... quickly.