Dr. Tom Sherman, a Rye Democrat who is running against Gov. Chris Sununu, said the Executive Council had to point out that Sununu’s plan to use taxpayer money to give out $100 checks in response to soaring electric rates will mean that people with second homes will receive two checks and Massachusetts residents with vacation homes in New Hampshire will also receive checks.
Sununu’s spokesmen did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
Sherman said that earlier this year “Sununu’s legislature voted for permanent business tax cuts but tabled permanent property tax relief for New Hampshire residents.”
“Years of failures to diversify our energy sources mean Granite Staters will face soaring electricity rates, and we need to help provide relief,” Sherman said.
“But yet again Chris Sununu appears more interested in gaining headlines than making sure we do the work to responsibly use funds to help Granite Staters in need, instead of his donors and people who don’t live in our state.”