House Republicans Pass Committee to Study Landfill Issues

House Republicans Pass Committee to Study Landfill Issues

Manchester, NH- House Environment and Agriculture Committee leadership, Rep. Howard Pearl (R-Loudon) and Rep. Judy Aron (R-Acworth), released the following joint statement after the House passed HB1049, establishing a committee to study landfill siting criteria and methods for reducing pressure on landfill capacity, on the consent calendar. 

“The Environment and Agriculture committee has seen a plethora of bills dealing with landfill issues in our state. We believe it is in our best interest to establish this committee to see if any updates need to be made to landfill siting criteria, something that has not been studied in our state in quite some time.”

“This bill creates a study committee to study landfill siting criteria with a focus on local impact, policies on landfill capacity pressure, surety bonding on new landfill projects, setbacks from bodies of water and offsite water flow potential, and extended producer responsibilities relating to meeting solid waste reduction goals for reducing pressure on landfill capacity.”

“House Republicans understand the environmental impact that landfills have on our state and we look forward to finding ways to protect our environment.”

Republicans to the Rescue

From the Union Leader:

Letter: Republican’s delivered in budget, let’s elect more of them
Jul 22, 2021
Republican budget delivered, we should elect more of them

To the Editor: New Hampshire was the only state in America to flip both houses to Republican this
past election. Our reward? The Republican majority in just a short seven months created and passed
what Governor Chris Sununu has called “The best Budget New Hampshire has ever had!”
The budget increases education freedom and delivers a voluntary paid family medical leave
program — no income tax!

The budget:

  • Eliminates interest and dividends taxes over the next five years, helping Seniors & Retirees.
  • Reduces rooms and meals tax, promoting tourism.
  • Reduces the Business Profits Tax and the Business Enterprise Tax, helping small businesses.
  • Exempts many small businesses from even filing taxes by raising minimum thresholds.
  • Sends back $100 million in direct property tax relief.
  • Returns $50 million more to cities and towns from rooms and meals tax.
  • Invests $30 million in school building aid.
  • Education Freedom Accounts to increase low income families’ educational opportunities.
  • More money per pupil for public education than ever.
  • Rainy Day Fund increase.
  • Voluntary private sector-administered paid family medical leave.

Sununu’s message accompanying his veto of the Democrat “Family & Medical Leave Act” of last
session sums it up nicely: “Whether one chooses to characterize this as a ‘premium on wages’ or a
‘payroll deduction,’ the reality remains that if it looks like an income tax, functions like an income tax, and takes more money out of the paychecks of hard working taxpayers like an income tax, then it is an income tax!”
Yes, common sense NH Republicans to the rescue. Let’s continue this roll and vote for conservative
Republican candidates again!