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Legislative Advisory Board Recommends Additional Public School Relief Funding

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller, Michael O’Brien Phone: (603) 271-3479, (603) 271-0515 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us, mike.b.obrien@leg.state.nh.us CONCORD - Today, the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board recommended an additional $30 million be set aside in a fund for school districts to be able to access to help defray the cost of expenses resulting from COVID-19 in a vote of 4-2. After the vote, House Finance Chair Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) and Senate Finance Chair Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who both serve on the Governor’s Office for Economic Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Legislative Advisory Board, released the following statement: “Yesterday, an initial appropriatio

Legislative Advisory Board Recommends Funding for Mascoma Community Health Center

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller Phone: (603) 271-3266 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us CONCORD - Today the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board voted 8-0 to recommend an allocation of $110,000 for Mascoma Community Health Center. Mascoma currently serves around 4,300 patients in the Mascoma Valley. After the announcement, Senate Finance Chair Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who serves on the Governor’s Office for Economic Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Legislative Advisory Board, released the following statement: “From the first day of this crisis we have understood that the survival of our health care facilities would be crucial to our recovery efforts. Mascoma Community Health Center

Senate Majority Leader Feltes and Senator D’Allesandro Release Statements On Massachusetts Imposing

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller Phone: (603) 271-3266 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us Concord, NH — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued a final rule imposing a state income tax on Granite Staters who are working at home for Massachusetts companies. These individuals typically pay income tax for the days they work in Massachusetts but are exempt when working outside of the state. Today, the rule giving Massachusetts the right to collect taxes on income earned outside the state was finalized. Nearly 100,000 Granite Staters commuted to Massachusetts for work, according to a February report from the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. Following the annou

RELEASE: Representative Wallner and Senator D'Allesandro on Public School Funds

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller, Michael O’Brien Phone: (603) 271-3479, (603) 271-0515 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us, mike.b.obrien@leg.state.nh.us CONCORD - Today, $45 million of the CAREs Act Coronavirus Relief Funds were allocated to New Hampshire’s public schools. House Finance Chair Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) and Senate Finance Chair Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who both serve on the Governor’s Office for Economic Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Legislative Advisory Board, released the following statement: “Our schools took on a significant financial burden in their efforts to provide a safe learning environment for our students with the understanding that FEMA would pr

JOINT RELEASE: Representative Wallner and Senator D'Allesandro on Court Ruling

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller, Michael O’Brien Phone: (603) 271-3479, (603) 271-0515 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us, mike.b.obrien@leg.state.nh.us MANCHESTER, NH - Today, Superior Court Judge David Anderson ruled for the state in Mary Jane Wallner et al. v Christopher Sununu. Fiscal Committee Chair Mary Jane Wallner and Vice Chair Lou D’Allesandro released the following statement: “We respectfully disagree with the Court's ruling. Today’s ruling is a blow to our Constitution’s promise of balanced government which guarantees that the Legislature, as the people’s representatives, transparently decides how taxpayer dollars are spent. It is unfortunate that Granite Staters will con

Senator Chandley Applauds Hard Work of New Hampshire’s Live Performance Venues 

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller Phone: (603) 271-3266 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us CONCORD – Today, $12 million of the CAREs Act Coronavirus Relief Funds were allocated to provide financial relief for New Hampshire’s live performance venues. Senator Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst), who worked extensively with leaders of New Hampshire’s arts community while leading the Arts Working Group of the Governor’s Reopening Task Force issued this statement following the announcement: “Our live performance venues were among the first businesses to close and face one of the most challenging roads to recovery. Despite this, they have been tireless in their efforts to continue providing cultura

GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board to Vote on Increased Education Funding

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller Phone: (603) 271-3266 Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us CONCORD - Today, the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board discussed the relief options for public schools needing to fill funding gaps left by FEMA. After the meeting, Senate Finance Chair Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester), who also serves on the Governor’s Office for Economic Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Legislative Advisory Board, released the following statement: “Before the school year began we were already hearing about the exorbitant, unbudgeted expenses our school districts would be undertaking to combat the spread of COVID-19 -  including purchases of PPE, additional cleaning and sanitation su

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