|New Hampshire Alliance President Lucy Edwards at the NH State House|
The Nashua Telegraph has an excellent editorial questioning the choice of cutting all the funds for ServiceLink by the Republican majority in the NH House of Representatives. At the 2015 Conference of the NH Senior Center Association we heard from the NH Department of Health and Human Services about their plans to expand their use of ServiceLink as a gateway to more services for New Hampshire residents. If this cut ends up in the final budget, those plans will have to be scrapped. As the Telegraph says:
Because it doesn’t really matter how good those the state’s human services network is if the elderly and disabled can’t access those services because they first have to traverse hill and dale and jump through all manner of hoops.Call your State Senator. Tell the State Senate that this is definitely penny wise and pound foolish budgeting.
Slamming shut the ServiceLink gate will save about $1.3 million in the budget, but the state will probably lose that much in federal funding if is eliminated.
That right there is a pretty good working definition of short-sightedness.