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Kudos to all for development of the NH State Budget

In short, the latest New Hampshire State Budget signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu, and passed by the New Hampshire State Legislature largely with Republican support, focuses on many aspects of everyday life of Granite Staters. Who, in his/her right mind, doesn’t like lower taxes and more benefits?

Overall, this 2021 New Hampshire State Budget provides: help for Main Street businesses; property tax reduction; education funding; education improvement; help for working families; improvements in the field of Mental Health Services; improvement in Health Care Services; promotion of safe communities; protection for our environment; protection for children; promotes homeless shelter programs; improvements to Infrastructure; increased savings for the “Rainy Day Fund;” strengthening anti-discrimination laws; and lastly, protection for life.

This creative NH State Budget provides tax relief to various segments of NH society: families, senior citizens, and small businesses. 

Over the next 10 years, for example, Granite Staters will realize over $1 Billion (with a “B!) in tax savings.  Some ways in which this is accomplished are: lowering the Rooms and Meals Tax by 5.55% to 8.5%, and reducing taxes on small business with inclusion of reduction in the BET business tax by 8.33% with a similar reduction in the BPT business tax by 1.30%; fully eliminating the Interest and Dividends Tax for those seniors with IRA’s and other Savings Plans; exempting over 30,000 small NH businesses from even filing taxes by raising minimum business tax thresholds; and, by providing $100 Million to NH small businesses in PPP tax relief. These should all translate into savings for NH businesses, residents and families, and visitors.

Thanks to New Hampshire voters, who, by capturing the Legislative and Executive Trifecta, have made economic policy pay off for New Hampshire!

Nick De Mayo

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Local Northern Grafton County Representative Accountability

LTE, “How your local Northern Grafton County representatives voted on GUN CONTROL, year-to-date”

In order to help voters in the communities of Northern Grafton County understand more about how their local representatives are voting when down in Concord, the following gives some meaningful explanation and transparency on GUN CONTROL votes.  Check recent editions of local newspapers to learn about local reps’ votes on TAXES and FEES and EDUCATION.

EGAN, Timothy (Democrat, Sugar Hill)

  • AGAINST: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • AGAINST: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • AGAINST: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • AGAINST: stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime (HB 196);
  • AGAINST: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

MASSAMILLA, Linda (Democrat, Littleton)

  • AGAINST: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • AGAINST: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • AGAINST: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • AGAINST: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • AGAINST: allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile (HB 334);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

RUPRECHT, Denny (Democrat, Landaff)

  • Absent: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • ABSENT: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • ABSENT: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • ABSENT: stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime (HB 196);
  • ABSENT: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • ABSENT: allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile (HB 334);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

In the wise words of Beta MetanI’Marashi, “Before you cast your vote, be sure you don’t cast your freedom out of the window.  Please be sure you do not vote for anyone who is out there after your freedom, after your religion, and after your gun!  What they have in common?…Fascist Socialist, Nazist Socialist, Marxist Socialist, Democrat Socialist, Global Socialist?”

Nick De Mayo, M.Ed., NGCRC, Chairman