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BIA outlines 2021 legislative priorities

BIA outlines 2021 legislative priorities

In a letter delivered today to Governor Sununu and legislative leadership, the Business & Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, outlined many of its 2021 legislative priorities which include creating a legal “safe harbor” to protect employers from spurious COVID-19 litigation; resolving the state’s current budget deficit and crafting the next biennial budget without hurting businesses; avoiding further burdening the unemployment insurance trust fund; appropriately funding the Medicaid program to avoid cost shifting to employers and employees; and properly funding the University and Community College Systems of New Hampshire which are the largest contributors to state’s talent pipeline.

“We’re well aware of the challenges the governor and budget writers face, especially during the pandemic. We encourage them to emulate what private sector employers are doing all over New Hampshire — prioritizing spending, delaying unnecessary outlays, and implementing efficiency measures,” said BIA President Jim Roche.

Other priorities BIA outlined in its letter include opposing efforts to roll back or repeal New Hampshire’s successful research and development tax credit which helps drives technological innovations and creation of high paying jobs; opposing efforts to enact a mandatory paid family medical leave program; and supporting the rollout of 5G high-speed telecommunications across the state.

Follow this link to read the full BIA 2021 Legislative Priorities letter to Governor Sununu and legislative leadership.


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