House Republicans & Friends Across New Hampshire,
In Rules committee this week, Democrats committed to their planned schedule despite the number of concerns raised. Republicans have a roadmap forward. We have a realistic and comprehensive set of dates for deadlines that we believe meets the needs of a thorough legislative process. We are not here to obstruct and we agree that the people’s work needs to be addressed. But we are here to ensure the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, the spirit of the rule the House adopted in March, is not pushed aside during this pandemic.
One other item taken up during the Rules committee was Republicans proposal to eliminate the business tax triggers. It should come as no surprise, but Democrats opposed allowing our plan to get a simple up or down vote. According to them, this isn’t an urgent matter and can wait until 2021. Our small businesses are already struggling, and stopping a 12.5% tax hike is something that needs to happen now.
Our Republican Representatives continue to voice the concerns and answer important questions from their constituents. Granite Staters from all walks of life are making sacrifices during this difficult time, and your elected officials remain ready to support you. Please do not hesitate to contact your Representative for assistance, and click here to find their contact information.
I hope you and your families continue to practice social distancing and take the proper precautions to prevent getting sick. For the latest recommendations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html.
All the best,
Dick Hinch, House Republican Leader