CONCORD—On October 8, $20 million in municipal aid payments were distributed by the New Hampshire Treasurer in accordance with House Bill 4 of the state’s 2020-2021 biennial budget, as outlined in the accompanying spreadsheet. A second round of aid totaling $20 million will be distributed in 2020.
Speaker of the House Stephen Shurtleff and Senate President Donna Soucy released the following statements about the municipal aid distribution:
“Thanks to the leadership of House and Senate Finance Chairs, Representative Mary Jane Wallner and Senator Lou D’Allesandro, Democrats delivered on our promise to prioritize property taxpayers with the inclusion of $178 million in additional education funding and revenue redistribution in the final state budget compromise,” Speaker of the House Stephen Shurtleff (D-Penacook). “The municipal aid payments made this month provide meaningful support to cities and towns and critical property tax relief to hardworking Granite Staters.”
“Budgets are the ultimate test of priorities and values, and Democrats fought for a budget that puts people and property taxpayers first, including small business owners, hardworking families, and seniors on fixed incomes. From property tax relief to deferred infrastructure projects, our municipal aid package gives cities and towns the flexibility to determine the best use of funds for their community,” stated Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester).