Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal wil be Good for New Hampshire

With the passing of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, I’m encouraged about the impact it could have for the citizens of NH. In the southern part of the state, we can open up more employment opportunities by expanding commuter rail service between Boston and NH. In more rural areas, of the state, we can expand broadband internet, giving all of our students access to the global resources essential in today’s world.

Nashua ranked 3rd safest city in National Survey

(WHDH) — Seven New England communities have been ranked among the top 25 safest cities in the United States, according to a new study.

To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including non-physical forms of danger, WalletHub says it compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 44 key metrics, including COVID-19 deaths in the past week and assaults per capita, unemployment rate, and road quality.

Columbia, Maryland, is the safest city in the country, according to the personal finance website, while St. Louis, Missouri was ranked the least safest.

Worcester was the only Massachusetts city to land among the top 25. Cities in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island also cracked the top 25.

The top 25 safest cities were ranked as follows:

1Columbia, MD
2South Burlington, VT
3Nashua, NH

Downshifting is real and is hurting NH

A frank discussion of the history and current position NH is in concerning downshifting.

Please click the link above to view a video where you can listen to the experts about the trouble we’re in because of past promises being cut, ignored, or erased. The State Budget impacts us all and for well over a decade has let cities and town down. In every source of funding from Rooms and Meals Tax distribution to essential Wastewater Updates required by the Federal Government.

This affects your property taxes directly – they cut and we either lose services or raise property taxes.

Please see the slides from the webinar below.

From Senator Rosenwald The Budget: Robinhood in Reverse

From Senator Rosenwald The Budget: Robinhood in Reverse

Last week, House and Senate negotiators met to finalize the state budget for the next two years. I was appointed to the negotiating committee–the only Democrat– for both budget bills.

There is much important funding in the $13B budget, particularly in the health and human services area. However, I was removed from the committees because I wouldn’t go along with the Republicans on their “Robinhood in Reverse” budget that helps those most who are least in need:

– This bill reduces or repeals several taxes to the benefit primarily of the largest multi-national corporations and the wealthiest people in New Hampshire and the eventual detriment of everybody else.

– Over the next 6 years, I believe these tax reductions will cause either increased local property taxes or harmful reductions in municipal services that will risk public safety.

– The budget underfunds public education, especially in the property-poorest districts, exacerbating the achievement gap and further burdening property taxpayers while giving a tax break to wealthy towns.

– The budget contains the most expansive school voucher program in the country, sending our tax dollars to private and religious schools, homeschool families, and unregulated for-profit companies.

– The Republicans cut funding to homeless shelter contracts, making worse a state-wide crisis that was already an emergency before the pandemic.

– The final budget agreement removed the adult dental benefit for Medicaid that 34 other states offer. This benefit was the result of significant work and compromise with my Senate Republican colleagues and is a major goal of health care providers and the families of thousands of potential beneficiaries.

– The budget contains an anti-American gag on free speech that will harm our communities and lead only to expensive litigation. This gag rule is opposed by faith leaders, business leaders, education leaders, the head of our largest law enforcement agency, and even the agency asked to enforce it.

– The budget contains a completely unrelated ban on certain abortions that threatens to jail doctors and puts up unnecessary, expensive barriers to patients accessing care. The budget also underfunds cancer screenings and contraceptives for 15,000 residents