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 House Republican Alliance was established in 1997 and is the longest running caucus in the NH House of Representatives. It’s goal is to pass legislation consistent with the US and NH Constitutions, and that represents the core values of the state Republican platform and fiscal responsibility.