The House Finance Committee has scheduled three public hearings on HB 1 and HB 2. These meetings represent an invaluable opportunity to address cuts to the DD/ABD system with these key decision makers. We’re issuing an all-hands call for partners to turn out as many attendees as possible. It will also be important to offer testimony from individuals, providers, families , and others at these hearings. Please know, this plan has been approved by the FULL BOARD of CSNI.
House Finance is looking to cut and reduce wherever they can from what Governor Hassan recommended in her budget. With very few exceptions, they are not looking to spend any more than she did in any area– period. They are actually looking to cut in most areas, especially DHHS. Therefore, the message is simple and needs to be “don’t cut DD funding, it is important because……. it is a worthy investment, it is a cost effective and cost efficient program. The key point people need to make is don’t cut/don’t reduce DD funding. Specific talking points are below.
The first meeting will be held in Concord on Thursday, March 5th in Rep’s Hall from 4-7 p.m.
The second and third meetings will be held concurrently in Conway and Derry on Monday, March 9, from 5-8 p.m.
The Conway hearing will be held in the Kennet High School Auditorium, 409 Eagles Way, North Conway.
The Derry location is at Derry Town Hall, 14 Manning St, Derry.
Representative on House Finance
Email Address for ALL MEMBERS of House Finance: HouseFinanceCommittee@leg.state.nh.us
Individual Contact info for each member of House Finance (email, address, phone etc)
For families currently receiving services:
Fully fund DD services . If you don’t, this is what it will mean for my family.
For families on the Waiting List:
Thank you to the Governor for once again including funding for the WL. Preserve this funding. This is what it means for my family.
If you have specific questions or think a brief conference call would be helpful, please let me know right away.
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