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A discussion at dinner about Belknap County (Government)?

Several nights ago, I was having dinner with a Gilford friend at Johnson’s Seafood & Steak in New Durham. The food was excellent, as always, and the conversation ultimately turned to Belknap County government, which produced indigestion for both of us. My friend wanted to know exactly what essential governmental functions are performed by Belknap …

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Budgets

Belknap County Budgeting – financial hijinks?

By NH State Rep Mike Sylvia Did you ever wonder how politicians use statistics to sell their budgetary schemes?  It’s the same old song and dance; lies, damn lies, and statistics.  Perhaps your daily paper is reporting that the Belknap County Delegation has reduced your tax rate. Yay! Whatever you do, you should ignore the 2018 tax rate …

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NH Constitution: Part 1, Article 28-A

NH Constitution: [Art.] 28. [Taxes, by Whom Levied.] No subsidy, charge, tax, impost, or duty, shall be established, fixed, laid, or levied, under any pretext whatsoever, without the consent of the people, or their representatives in the legislature, or authority derived from that body. November 28, 1984 During my second term as a Budget Committee, …

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Ruth Gulick – A Belknap County Democrat Morality Tale

Democrats say the darnedest things.  Take NH House Rep Ruth Gulick (D- Aesop’s Fables), whom Skip recorded at a recent Belknap county budget meeting.  Ruth shared a little morality tale with those present, with regard to budgets and responsibility. In Ruth’s version the county taxpayers have a moral responsibility to the employees whom they pay.  That responsibility includes ensuring that the …

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