Governor Hassan needs to protect the Renewable Energy Fund

To the Editor:

The Republican House and Senate raids on the Renewable Energy Fund are unconstitutional and extremely disappointing. House and Senate leaders both claimed that their budget proposals would not include an unconstitutional raid on dedicated funds, but both have included such raids.

We expect honesty, integrity and hard work from our elected representatives in Concord. Clearly, Republican leaders in the State House cannot be trusted to fulfill their promises and create a state budget free of gimmicks and tricks. I therefore call on Governor Hassan to veto any budget that fails to protect the Renewable Energy Fund.

Michael Conley