March 28

Dear Friend, 
This week, House Republicans on the Finance Committee passed a reckless budget filled with massive cuts that and ignores investments our state needs.   Just today, Koch Brothers' funded Americans for Prosperity approved the budget.  AFP's and House Republicans’ “plan”  cuts funding for individuals with mental health issues, those who experience developmental disabilities, and seniors. And the Republican budget would eliminate health insurance for more than 37,000 working Granite Staters receiving coverage through the bipartisan NH Health Protection Program.

The House Republicans’ “fix” would cut $28 million from the university system.  Republicans on the Finance Committee also voted to cut $50 million in dedicated renewable energy funds intended to help businesses, consumers and local communities cut their energy costs. This so-called “fix” would also cut all aid to local communities for infrastructure.

The House budget had already cut critical health care services, including health care for nearly 40,000 people, meals on wheels for seniors, services for people with developmental disabilities. It also cut dollars dedicated by law for travel and tourism promotion in half and other economic development measures.

The Full House votes on the budget on Wednesday April 1st.  We need your help to let voters across the state know about the devastating cuts that will be affecting their local community.  Please take the time to write a letter to the editor and talk to your friends and families about the real effects the Koch Brother approved Republican budget will have on our state. 

Steve Shurtleff
Democratic Leader

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