Surplus

Drunken Senate Binge-Spends ‘Surplus,’ Asks House to Go Along

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2018

So much for the Senate being the more tempered and ‘August’ body of any legislature. Ours just took one look at the surplus I discussed here and went on a spending spree. CONCORD ­— It started as a routine bill to create the position of state demographer, but has turned into what some are calling […]

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How Will NH Democrats React to this News: November Revenue Doubles State Surplus

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2017

I’m curious how the Democrat Drama Queens (and I mean that with the utmost respect) will take the latest fiscal news for the Great State of New Hampshire? Revenues from November have doubled the state’s surplus, according to the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI). That means those awful, horrible, anti-(insert random noun) Republican business tax […]

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That 130 Million Dollar NH Budget Surplus?

by Steve MacDonald January 18, 2017

We brought in revenue above projections but someone already spent it. A projected end-of-year surplus, previously estimated as high as $130 million, does not exist, [Sununu] said. “I’m not sure if it ever existed. When we got in and started looking at the numbers, it’s just not there. We have had some favorable numbers on […]

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When a “Surplus” is not a surplus…

by JR Hoell October 8, 2014

Recently, “His Excellency” [NH constitution Part Second, Art 41: ] Governor Margaret Hassan proudly proclaimed that we had a budget surplus. Here She pontificates about how well her administration has done. HOWEVER, within a very short two days, the “Kool Aid® drinking binge” had completely worn off and Governor Margaret Hassan sent out this press […]

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Meanwhile, In New Hampshire, We’re Growing Government And Raising Taxes

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2014
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You could do a lot of good with a growing economy that results in a state with a nearly Billion Dollar Surplus.  Meanwhile, here in New Hampshire, Democrats are already spending that Medicaid Money and looking for new taxes. Limbaugh cited an Associated Press report run Wednesday on page A14 of the New York Times […]

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More on NH Budgets, Surpluses, and Left-Handed Spending

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2013
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I wanted to start with a snippet from Charlie Arlinghaus’ recent Column on the State Budget and surplus.  This clears up a few things I got wrong here about which budget the surplus came from that Hassan is taking credit for.  It was the First O’Brien Budget–the one that was to usher in the apocalypse.    […]

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NH Democrats Love/Hate Relationship with the Most Recent Republican State Budget

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2013
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Democrats railed on Republicans and mercilessly chided them to spend-spend-spend in 2013, but they wouldn’t do it.   In the end the Democrats caved, more or less duplicating the previous ‘O’Brien Budget’ with some minor cost-of-living adjustments. Democrats got nothing they really wanted, but after they swallowed that bitter pill the only think left to do […]

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Breaking The Addiction To Government

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2010

So is John Lynch’s ‘recovery’ built on a foundation of one time money from Washington to expand the role of government? That would be a yes. The Norelli/Larsen/Lynch combine took the company credit card, bought a bunch of goods and services from themselves in the form of more government, and are now left with more mouths to feed and a huge recurring annual bill for which there is no revenue.

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Governor Rapes School Funding To Hide Budget Shortfall

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2010

Again, we see the smoke clear over the wreckage of the Lynch budget.  In this mornings UL Tom Fahey reports on how the Legislative Fiscal Committee plans to pilfer half of the $41 million dollar federal educations stimulus meant to save teachers jobs and the minds of our future leaders. They voted for a plan […]

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