Monday, April 3, 2017

Concord – Last week, the NH House Finance Committee voted on an amendment to the Governor’s budget bills, HB1 and HB2. The full House will vote on the budget later this week.

“The committee did a great deal of work and made a step in the right direction. However, more work needs to be done and I look forward to making the necessary changes to improve the budget”, said co chair Rep. James Spillane.

Co chair Rep. Laurie Sanborn added, “Governor Sununu and his team did a great first pass on the budget, and now it’s the House’s turn to improve upon it. House Republicans are fairly unified in opposing the targeted funding for full-day kindergarten. Many of us in the House Republican Alliance also want to keep government spending down and are concerned about the large budget increase. We need to be transparent, efficient and effective with tax payers’ dollars and should be reducing taxes and spending whenever possible so people can keep more money in their own pockets.”

“While there are no new or increased taxes in this budget proposal, the HRA co chairs would like to actually see tax cuts for the people and businesses in New Hampshire,” added co chair Rep. Glenn Cordelli.

The New Hampshire House Republican Alliance (HRA) was founded in 1997. The NHHRA is a group of Republican members of the NH House of Representatives whose goal is to make sure bills passing the New Hampshire Legislature are consistent with the New Hampshire and US Constitutions, to embody the traditional Republican values specified in the NH State Party Platform, and to be fiscally responsible to the people of our great state.