As a committee of conference made up off NH House Reps and State Senate works on crafting a responsible state budget, the NH House Freedom Caucus that effectively blocked the House passage of a budget for the first time in memory, now whine that they were not included in the process.
That group of 50 or so legislators will not compromise or work with any other house members to craft a budget. It's their way or the highway. Any wonder they don't have a seat at the adult table?
This group of which our own Glen Cordelli is one of three co-chairs, just don't want to share their sandbox or play toys with anyone outside of their extreme ideological mindset. NH may come to the start of the fiscal year on July 1st without a budget.
Being unreasonable does not make for effective legislators. Not having a budget on July 1st does not serve the citizens of New Hampshire. It is self serving really for the extremists that seek to blame the cause of this budget failure on those that truly want to find some common ground and actually work for the people that elected them.
The NH House Freedom Caucus has taken this extremism a step further by forming a political action committee with the stated purpose to use the money to support candidates with the same ideological mindset and oppose those that don't.
Our local control is at stake here folks. Money coming from who knows where will be injected into our local legislative races, by people and organizations that have no interest in the citizens of New Hampshire. We are already at risk by the growing number of " free-staters" that have been elected to Concord, including one that came very close to winning the job of Speaker of the House.
The committee of conference is expected to meet this Friday to continue to hammer out a budget.