NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek Statement on Governor Chris Sununu’s Budget

NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek Statement on Governor Chris Sununu’s Budget

For Immediate Release: 

February 14, 2019


Joe Sweeney



Concord, NH – NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding Governor Chris Sununu’s budget:

“Governor Chris Sununu has submitted a responsible budget that lives within our means, and commits one-time money for one-time expenses. Dedicating $247 Million in one-time spending projects on capital improvements in “property poor” school districts and new beds to alleviate the mental health crisis will solve a plethora of problems facing the Granite State. Governor Sununu wisely continues the business tax relief at the rate decreases described in existing statute, the same business tax relief efforts that have resulted in record economic growth and development in New Hampshire.”

“The Governor’s budget merges the General Fund and the Education Trust Fund, an accounting procedure that saves administrative costs and simplifies the process. That being said, the operating funds in FY20 will represent a 1% decrease in state spending over FY19, while FY21 represents a 1% increase over FY19.”

“As a budget that seeks to enshrine the New Hampshire Advantage within it, Governor Sununu’s budget includes no new taxes and does not increase any existing fees. This is a smart budget that the people of New Hampshire will support – members of the House and the Senate would be foolish not to get behind it.”

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Sununu’s Record for New Hampshire’s Children is Impeccable 

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2018

Contact: Joe Sweeney, 603-225-9341

CONCORD- NHGOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement following a press conference from New Hampshire Democrat gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly. The former state senator lied about Governor Chris Sununu’s accomplishments regarding vulnerable children in New Hampshire and ignored the leadership Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans have brought to Concord to advocate for New Hampshire children:

“Molly Kelly should be ashamed of herself and her campaign. Governor Chris Sununu has been a strong advocate for New Hampshire’s children, and has gone to great lengths to bring crucial reforms to DCYF. Governor Chris Sununu restored voluntary services, created an Office of the Child Advocate, and signed a balanced state budget that added 20 child protective services staffers. Republican leadership in Concord under Governor Sununu also increased foster care rates by over a million dollars, securing brighter futures for our state’s foster care population. The Governor’s record on protecting New Hampshire’s most vulnerable population – our children – is crystal clear. Molly Kelly should focus more on winning her primary campaign as opposed to lying about Governor Sununu’s long list of accomplishments for New Hampshire Children.”

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