Republicans cheered the [JUA] decision as rightful but didn’t immediately offer up their ideas of their own.
From the sidelines, former governor John Sununu declined to offer any suggestions. “I never would have put the state in such a precarious position by building a budget based on such a foolhardy gambit,” he said. “This was extremely risky. This was a wing and a prayer.”
But what would Sununu do from this point forward? “That’s his problem,” he said.
Seems perfectly in line with Senior’s I Hate NH Tour.
Meanwhile, how dare those House Democrats revive their crazy ideas about having the well-to-do pay their fair share?
House Finance Chairwoman Marjorie Smith of Durham noted that House budget-writers had passed two taxes that didn’t make the final cut for the budget: a tax on estates worth more than $2 million and another on capital gains over $5,000. Together they would bring in about $85 million. House Ways and Means Chairwoman Susan Almy of Lebanon seconded that in a phone message this week.