Granite State Taxpayers: 30 Years Advocating for New Hampshire Taxpayers
Granite State Taxpayers is New Hampshire’s oldest Statewide Taxpayer Advocacy group, founded in 1990 by Sen. George Lovejoy and Gov. Mel (“Low Taxes are the Result of Low Spending!”) Thomson.
We inform, educate and motivate New Hampshire taxpayers, lobby the legislature on their behalf.
Articles of Agreement for Granite State Taxpayers were filed on March 26, 1990:
The filing included the following statement on why Granite State Taxpayers was established:
The purpose of the Association is to manage the growth of all forms of government spending and taxation. The Association believes that the method of government budget setting should be based on available income rather than on spending desires, and that the tide of government taxation should be turned and that New Hampshire Taxpayers should resolve to rededicate themselves to controlling their government rather than being controlled by it through excessive government spending and taxation.
That rationale and purpose stated 30 years ago remains of equal of greater importance today.
“Taxpayers often have no particular government spending interest. They deal with government at tax time. In contrast, advocates for specific spending items are focused and constantly working to increase that spending. Granite State Taxpayers advocates for Taxpayers”, said GST Chairman Ray Chadwick.
Click here for a copy of the Articles of Agreement for Granite State Taxpayers.
“Governor Thomson and Senator Lovejoy are lauded as GST Founders, but we can see 59 others also signed the Articles of Agreement. We’re proud to continue the work of these great pioneers”, said Chadwick.
Posted by: GST Chairman Ray Chadwick