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Monday, October 25, 2010

Who Supports NH Business? Interesting Question.

A recent LTE to The Forum accused NH Democrats of being anti-business. The accusation came because a candidate rating site called Project Vote Smart used ratings submitted by the BIA to find that 70 percent of NH Democrats received a zero rating for support for business.  The average for all Democrats was a rating of 6.2.  Many Republicans, on the other hand, received ratings of 100 percent with an average of 87.4.  Do those numbers make you question the size of the sample? They should. Turns out there were only two votes used to determine the rating out of the hundreds of bills deaing with business seen by the legislature every year.  [Project Vote Smart also used some weird conversions to get percentages.]

To see the original article accusing Dems of being anti-business, click here

To see my  response relating to the validity and credibility of Project Vote Smart click here

To see my response to the specific allegations about Democrats, check back tomorrow. I will post that link as soon as it goes active in The Forum.

Friday, October 22, 2010

About Those Taxes and Fees

One of the most common complaints I hear about Democrats is that we are the Party of "tax and spend." Click  here to see my response to that allegation in The Forum.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Downshifting by the State--NOT

Below is a LTE I have written about the Municipal Association's comments on the state downshifting costs to counties and towns-NOT. The Municpal Association is essentially an information source for municipalities and promotes their interests with the state. If they don't feel the state budget created downshifting, it did not.

As I campaign for re-election as your state Representative in Rockingham District 1, I often hear questions about the state legislature “downshifting” huge costs to the cities and towns. The following paragraph from the NH Municipal Association newsletter should make clear this is not the case:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Balancing the State Budget

I thought the following article by Susan Almy, the House Ways and Means Chair, might be of interest.
Even In Deep recession, We Balanced the State Budget Responsibly

The bi-partisan revenue projections set by the New Hampshire House Ways & Means committee, despite the claims of critics, were done very carefully and conservatively, and they have been more accurate than most other states. It was the economy, not our revenue projections, that caused revenues to fall short of even our lowered expectations.