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Today is day 32 without a state budget after Governor Sununu vetoed the legislature's compromise budget solely because he didn't get even more corporate tax breaks for large out-of-state businesses.
Last week, state agencies came to the legislative fiscal committee requesting emergency transfers to ensure that critical services were not interrupted. We approved multiple requests including the funding needed to keep our state parks open and funding for persons with developmental disabilities.
Over the past month we've heard from Granite Staters all across the state about the need for a state budget that works for everyone. Tomorrow, the legislature is holding the first of three public hearings on the effects of the continuing resolution. The hearings are open to the public and anyone who wishes to tell their story is welcome to speak. The details are below:
Tuesday, August 13th @ 10:00am
Topic: The effects of the continuing resolution on state departments and agencies other than Education and Health and Human Services
Location: Room 210-211 in the Legislative Office Building
Thursday, August 29th @ 10:00am
Topic: The effects of the continuing resolution on Education
Location: Room 210-211 in the Legislative Office Building
Please remember the truth of the words of Justice Brandeis: "The most important political office is that of private citizen." Not governor, not state senator, not state representative. Private citizen. Keep standing up and speaking out. We need you and your voice now, more than ever!
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu will join Agriculture Commissioner, Shawn Jasper and representatives of the New Hampshire Dairy Industry at Morrill Farm Dairy, in Penacook on August 7th for the signing into law of HB 476, the NH Dairy Premium Bill. The event will take place at 10 am and is open to the public. Morrill Farm Dairy is located at 33 Penacook Road in Penacook.
The purpose of the bill is to provide an avenue for the people of NH to show their support to NH dairy farmers by purchasing specially labeled milk at a fifty cents per gallon premium. The premium payments from milk sales will be collected from the milk processors by the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food which will make payments to New Hampshire dairy farmers. Premiums will be paid on milk in labeled containers sold in New Hampshire. All participating milk products will be identified with a program logo. Producers of New Hampshire dairy products other than fluid milk may also opt to participate in the program. The program will be overseen by a Dairy Premium Fund Board, established by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Once the bill is signed it is anticipated that the premium milk will be available before the end of this year.
For more information about the August 7th signing event, contact Gail McWilliam Jellie, NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food, email@example.com.
The New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food was established in 1913. Its mission is to support and promote agriculture and serve consumers and business for the benefit of the public health, environment and economy. For more information about the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food and its Divisions and programs, visit agriculture.nh.gov, or call 603-271-3551.
Governor Chris Sununu has proclaimed the week of August 4-10, 2019 as the 20th Annual New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Week. It coincides with the 2019 National Farmers’ Market Week and is part of celebrations happening across the country.
Governor Sununu has also proclaimed the month of August as New Hampshire Eat Local Month, the annual celebration of New Hampshire’s food and agricultural production. August is the peak of the summer growing season and when a large variety of foods are available. Farmers’ markets are a great representation of the diversity of NH products and Farmers’ Market Week is the perfect kick off to Eat Local Month.
Helping Our Teachers Help Our Students
Intown Concord is thrilled to bring the inaugural Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive to Camp Intown Field Day on Saturday, August 3rd from 9am- 2pm, downtown Concord at City Plaza.
Well there is no longer a question about which season we are in. It is clear that it is now summer.
So for those of you who enjoy the warm weather, it has been a real treat.
During the city council meeting on July 8th, we listened to public testimony on the Dol- Soul,
Employment Security building project. At our August 12th meeting the city council will be voting on
amendments to the purchase and sales agreement and the Sears Block tax increment finance (tif)
The Red Sox visit is officially in the rear view mirror and it was judged by all to be a big success. A large number of town folk, together with a couple of hundred school kids from the Boscawen Elementary School enjoyed the presence of the Red Sox 2018 World Series Trophy accompanied by mascots Wally and Tessie. Wally and Tessie dispensed hundreds of hugs, high fives and posed for pictures with everybody. There are many folks to thank, but especially Ross Express who donated the funds to get the mascots here; Katy and Colm Brophy for the use of their lovely wedding barn; school officials, teachers and bus drivers from BES; and the several members of the BOHD Committee whose time and effort were appreciated, big time!
Is the Concord School District Considering Seizing Commercial Property From The Merrimack Valley District And Making The Property Tax Exempt
For those of you who missed Allan's piece here it is:
As reported on June 5th, in the Concord Monitor, from the Concord School District business
administrator “…district business administrator Jack Dunn said a third option could be the
Monitor’s current site off Sewalls Falls Road. Dunn said the District has looked at the site,
saying, “When 100 acres are for sale in Concord, you take a look at it.””
The first question to ask, does Dunn realize that the Concord Monitor property is in the Merrimack
Valley School District?
Two - Would he suggest that the Concord Monitor property be moved into the CSD?
Three - What would those who live and pay their property taxes to the MVSD think about losing the
property taxes from a site assessed at $4.08 million?
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