In a letter dated August 6, 2018, and written to state Sen. Jeb Bradley, signed by all three members of the Town of Sandwich’s Select Board, the Town strongly endorsed efforts to overturn Gov. Sununu’s misguided, misinformed, and irresponsible vetoes of Senate bills 365 and 446.
“Many of our citizens either work in the logging industry or benefit from forestry activities on their land. Indeed, our Town annually realizes between $20,000 and $35,000 or more in Timber Yield Tax [,] reflecting an annual generation of between $200,000 and $350,000 in forestry proceeds generated by our citizens,” the letter states. “Forestry is a mainstay of our New Hampshire economy as it is for the Town of Sandwich.”
The letter goes on to point out that current low energy prices brought by imported gas cannot last long. “We strongly suggest that we do what we can to keep local, renewable power available for citizens of our Town, our County and our State.”
The full letter can be read here.
The New Hampshire legislature will vote on Sept. 13, 2018, whether to overturn the Sununu vetoes. A successful overturn requires a two-thirds majority of both legislative chambers (Senate and House) of those representatives and senators present for the vote.