In other words, business owners refund requests outstripped any increase in tax revenue. Not a good sign.
With no central gathering place, information will not be shared as freely and is easier to control.
With the coronavirus pandemic, Garry Rayno’s Distant Dome column will appear more frequently exploring the political and legislative aspects of the crisis.
That means the 2020 legislation session will likely be extended. How long is anybody’s guess.
Any slowdown in the tourist season will mean lower state government revenues particularly for the rooms and meals tax, and business taxes.
The sap is running, clocks are moving forward an hour, the days are longer: It must be Crossover for the Legislature.
In NH, Democrats now outnumber Republicans for the first time in a decade.
Thirty years ago, people had fun during the long grueling hours of work even in very difficult times.
The House last week and this week will put off one of the major issues it needs to address and has needed to solve for some time: diminishing revenues for the state Highway Fund which pays for state road and bridge work.
Many communities had and still have the town contrarian who speaks against any warrant article that raises money.