News from The Coalition of NH Taxpayers

How many of you remember the 'tax summit' that was held in 2009 that did not invite taxpayer groups from NH to participate, but instead, whose participants were made up of out-of-state think tanks from wealthy foundations? We remember it all too well.

Somehow, only certain biased groups seem to be involved in 'studies' when it comes to taxes, funding education, and the like.

This is the case with the Education Funding Commission that has enlisted NH Listens and the left-leaning Carsey Institute to examine ways to fund education in NH. We think you know what their bias is.

Usually "efforts toward tax payer relief in the state" means filing bills to impose and income tax.

To that extent it is very important that those of us NOT INTERESTED in imposing YET ANOTHER TAX on the residents of NH, attend and speak up. We do have a few already who got themselves appointed but we need MORE participants from 'our' side.


Here are the details:

New Hampshire Taxpayer Associations,
Some of you joined a focus group in the fall of 2020 to contribute to the Commission to Study School Funding’s thinking and recommendations. Thank you again for the discussion and input. The Commission submitted its final report on December 1, 2020
Next week, the Carsey School of Public Policy and New Hampshire Listens staff supporting the Commission is offering a presentation and discussion for tax payer association members – about the Commission’s main findings and recommendations – and next steps, including efforts toward tax payer relief in the state.
Please Join us on February 22nd from 4:30 to 6pm by registering HERE. You will receive a Zoom link. Save this in your calendar so you can join the Zoom meeting.
Thank you for passing this opportunity on to your taxpayer association members. Our list may be incomplete.  
To learn more prior to the presentation, you can review the findings from the Commission’s final report. The Table of Contents links to each section. The following sections are good places to start:
  • Executive Summary and Background
  • Key Findings from the American Institute of Research
  • Concluding Findings and Recommendations
  • Commission Member Statements
And the American Institutes for Research Report and briefs are available on the resources and analyses page. Look under the AIR section. Also listed here are current bills being presented and heard by the legislature related to school funding. 
Also, Share. New Hampshire Listens and the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH will be hosting three Community Conversations in March 2021 that are open to the public, see the dates and registration links on the Commission’s website:
Thank you,
Carrie Portrie and Jordan Hensley
NH Listens and Carsey School of Public Policy Staff for the Commission to Study School Funding
Carrie Portrie
NH Listens Program Manager and fellow
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NH Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy
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