Editorial: Voters, you have a say on spending

[Governor Sununu's] budget increases funding to aid victims of domestic violence by 50 percent but mysteriously halves funding for New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

Editorial (New Hampshire)

Concord Monitor (NH)
February 24, 2019
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Tags: Access to Justice, Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)


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[The proposed budget reductions] would cut aid to the poor that helps them deal with life’s crises and avoid homelessness. When asked to justify the cuts, the governor fell back on the time-worn bunk about needing to make tough choices. That’s absurd. The amount Legal Assistance would lose, $650,000, would cripple the organization, but the sum amounts to a rounding error in the $13 billion budget. Something else is at work.