Nonprofit Leaders Connect with NH House Finance Chair

Nonprofit leaders gathered for a discussion with House Finance Chair, Representative Mary Jane Wallner, on March 18, as part of the Nonprofit Capitol Exchange series.

Representative Wallner provided insights on the budget process and highlighted the unique circumstances surrounding the budget discussions for the next biennium. She noted the recent attention to school funding, the new 10-year mental health plan, as well as the importance of properly funding the Department of Transportation.

Attendees inquired about affordable housing priorities as well as home and community-based services. There was also good discussion about how the House would approach Senate spending bills, revenue estimates and the tight timeframe for the House’s work on HB 1 and HB 2.

Responding to a question seeking advice on how nonprofits could more effectively advocate during the budget season, Representative Wallner advised nonprofit leaders to approach testimony with specificity about where their issue is located in the budget and discouraged the use of mass email campaigns. She also encouraged nonprofit leaders to reach out to their own Representatives about areas of concern.

The Nonprofit Capitol Exchange is a series of meetings hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits where nonprofit leaders gather to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and news of the day with some of New Hampshire's most influential people.

Post date: March 18, 2019
Topics: NH News | NH Legislative Updates

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