NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek Statement on the Democrat Raid on the Unemployment Trust Fund, Senate Bill 2-FN


January 31, 2019

Joe Sweeney

Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 2-FN, relative to funding for job training programs, a bill proposed by New Hampshire Democrats:

“New Hampshire Democrats in the state senate voted today to raid $4 million from the unemployment trust fund in order to increase government bureaucracy. The state of New Hampshire currently spends $84.5 million on job training programs, which already represented an 8.4% increase in funding over the previous year."

"This further increase, passing the senate before the budget has even been proposed, is wrong for New Hampshire. With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country there is no need for additional spending on top of what the state is currently doing. The unemployment fund is paid for by a tax on employers. This type of action once again shows how anti-business and anti-growth Democrats in Concord are. They love spending other people’s money even when there is no clear need.”