This bi-partisan budget represents a state commitment to all citizens in New Hampshire. I am proud to have sponsored legislation for clean water and PFAS remediation that will help thousands of citizens and businesses across the state. I co-sponored the Granite State Advantage program. I supported housing initiatives, funding to address homelessness, funding for mental health programs, bill to support our families and voted to support legislation that will work to address childcare availability for our hard working Granite State families.

Our income-tax free status has been preserved. The budget increases investments into our rainy day fund and education trust fund, and sends back historic relief to municipalities to lower property taxes thanks to a bill I sponsored in 2021. The effort continues to outperform revenue estimates and will deliver an estimated $245 million to every city and town in the state during this biennium for property tax relief.

I believe the approved state budget will have a positive impact in so many critical areas of need by expanding programs, services and providing local tax relief.

I want to express my appreciation for all my fellow legislators in the Senate and in the House as well as the staff members and state agency employees who worked tirelessly to get us to over the final hurdle to pass a truly bipartisan budget proposal.