As a follow up to " On Behalf of Moultonboro taxpayer", I'm happy to report that HB 413 passed the NH House overwhelmingly today 267 to 83. Rep. Crawford and Rep. Marsh voted Yea. Rep. Cordelli voted Nay.
The downshifting of retirement contributions began in 2009 when state contributions were reduced from 35% to 30% and finally in 2011, reforms to the public pension system eliminated entirely the state’s share of retirement contributions. That property tax increase cost Moultonboro taxpayers about $900,000.
So why would one of our three Representatives vote against a bill that would reduce our property taxes and reduce downshifting of state obligations?
Rep. Thomas Southworth (d) Strafford had this to say in a letter in Fosters.com: "Many legislators have signed pledges with outside groups to reduce state government and revenue regardless of the consequences for NH residents. These groups, such as Americans for Prosperity, track the votes and rate representatives negatively if they vote the "wrong" way."
Americans for Prosperity gave Cordelli a 100% A+ rating.