for New Hampshire State Representative
Canaan, Dorchester and Wentworth
My Promises to You
Fight to reform our educational funding to ease the property tax burden on our small towns and ensure quality public schools for all
Fight for expanded rural broadband and cell service to connect us to economic opportunities
Fight to ensure address to quality, affordable healthcare for all.
I think we can all agree that our property taxes are outrageous. My family feels it too. These property tax increases will continue until we address the problem: the downshifting of costs from the state to local municipalities.
Unless and until we makes policy changes in Concord, our property taxes will continue to rise.
The formula is not in our favor: no matter how lean our school and town budgets get, our tax rate will go up due to increased downshifting in costs from the state. The State promised to fund the retirement fund when it was established in the late 60's and since then, the state's contribution was lowered and lowered until it was completely eliminated in 2010. The State of New Hampshire broke its promise to the towns, cities, and school districts and must keep its promise. State Building Aid for School Districts was also eliminated at this time and communities like ours lost out, big time. Stabilization grants, a vital tool for property-poor districts to aid their funding, have also been reduced and are on schedule to continue to reduce, resulting in higher costs at the local level. These must also be restored.
If you send me back to Concord, I'll fight to fix this for us.
I am honored to serve and will fight to improve the lives of all people in NH, from our youngest families to the vital senior members of our community.
New ideas fuel policy change, and I'd love to hear yours!