New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on $12 Billion budget
Concord -The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) announces its opposition to the $12 Billion budget being proposed by the House Finance committee. The new budget, as reported at the beginning of this week, is the first budget to surpass the $12 Billion mark for state spending. It is over $800 Million larger than the current spending levels, and just slightly under that last two budget increases combined. Despite assurances from Republican leadership and budget writers, this budget is setting an unprecedented spending spree. Numerous members in the New Hampshire house have stated they cannot support the flagrant growth in the budget and plan on voting against HB1 and HB2, the two bills that combined, are the state budget for fiscal 2018-2019, unless changes are made.
“The taxpayers of New Hampshire elected the members of the House to pass a responsible, fiscally prudent budget. What we are seeing is massive growth of government just because the revenues will be higher. Our government would better serve our businesses and taxpayers by easing the tax burden on them, instead of going on a shopping spree . The long term fiscal health of our state will be jeopardized from this growth.” Stated Rep. Len Turcotte, Barrington.
The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus is a grassroots organization consisting of legislators and private citizens, who believe in personal liberty and the traditional conservative “Yankee” values that made New Hampshire a great place to live.