Is Annie Kuster trying to bankrupt New Hampshire?

On February 24, she posted this comment on FaceBook:

“Today at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission I was excited to announce the introduction of the Invest in American Railroads Act. This legislation will make it easier for New Hampshire to finance a commuter rail line between Manchester and Nashua to Boston. Rail expansion means job creation, increased investment in our communities, providing relief to commuters, and so much more. Our bipartisan bill is a win for New Hampshire commuters – looking forward to my continued work to support rail expansion in our region.”

While she is pictured with Jim Donchess, Mayor of Nashua, they are not the only ones complicit in this boondoggle.

In 2019, Governor Sununu failed to veto SB 241 which allowed for the planning phase to go forward on bringing the bankrupt MBTA up to New Hampshire despite being presented with a petition containing the names of hundreds of NH residents who warned him not to let the bill through and a compilation of proof featuring previous studies that shows a sales or income tax, or BOTH, would be needed and even then would fail to pay for the system.

The file also contained a list of at least a dozen systems in the country and abroad, none of which were shown to be viable financially.

Don’t let Annie Kuster and Chris Sununu do to NH what Bill Richardson did to New Mexico.

Added reading:

Don’t let sticker shock prevent progress

Sticker shock: Options for upgraded East-West passenger rail link between Berkshires and Boston range from $2 billion to $25 billion