Senate Republicans Block All Discussion of Municipal Aid Grants
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD - Today, Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee refused to open discussion on an amendment from Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) and Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) to insert the language of SB 118, also known as the Property Tax Relief Act of 2021, into the budget. The Property Tax Relief Act of 2021 would have appropriated $40 million to the state treasurer over the course of the biennium for the purpose of providing municipal aid grants to New Hampshire’s cities and towns, at least 60% of which must be used for local property tax reductions.
After the vote, Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:
“In the 2019-2020 state budget, we worked hard to reinstate municipal aid and provide critical property tax relief to Granite Staters. I was proud to introduce the legislation this year that continued that progress and am extremely disappointed that my Republican colleagues would not support this effective, fiscally sound property tax relief that would have benefited all local property tax payers. Today’s actions by Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee will increase property taxes across the state.”