To The Daily Sun,
Isn't this just to much.The N.H. House and Senate have passed another $9 million spending plan to fight the war on stupid. Its hard to see how much money has been allocated to finding a cure for stupid.
The last time I looked, this state plans to spend $200 million in the next biennium, between state and federal tax dollars. Where is all of this money going? I can tell you that the budget includes funding for two detectives that the governor, in her recommended budget, specifically described as being dedicated to drug-law enforcement. The combined cost for those two positions, including benefits and equipment (vehicles, etc), is $414,000 over the biennium. It is up to the executive branch to manage delivery of funds and services, and in turn produce measurable results. Concord is going to spend millions and all they will hope to come up with is "measurable results!" I find that funny coming from a state that ranks 34th for state integrity, transparency and accountability, ranks 49th in public access to information and ranks 39th in ethics enforcement agencies.
Now down to brass tacks. I had received a mailer on Thursday "The anticipation is over: "the new 12,000-sq.-ft. New Hampton Liquor and Wine outlet (in New Hampton) is now open, complete with coupons. Is it just me or is this state spending millions and millions fighting a loosing battle on substance abuse while promoting alcoholism. Is there any intelligent life in Concord?
Eric T. Rottenecker
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