For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2018
Avard commends Senate passage of constitutional amendment restoring taxpayer standing
Concord- NH — Senator Kevin Avard (R-Nashua) issued a statement following passage of CACR 15 Wednesday which would give taxpayers standing to bring actions against the government.
“I am pleased that the Senate worked to pass CACR 15 because it would restore the unequivocal rights taxpayers to petition their government when it has violated a law, ordinance or constitutional provision in New Hampshire.”
“This will help to ensure proper government accountability and transparency, allowing taxpayers to see where and how their tax dollars are being spent, whether at the municipal or state level and giving them standing and a voice in defense of their rights.”
“As a citizen, this is one of the most basic rights we have to protect ourselves from an over-reaching government, which in recent years has been called into question in the Supreme Court. By passing CACR 15 in the House and Senate, voters will have the opportunity to cast their vote on this important initiative on the ballot this November.”