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JOIN the APT- Next Meeting October 16, 7:00 PM 2014 at Library

Next APT MEETING Thursday,  October 16, 2014 at the Portsmouth Public Library MacLeod Board Room  7:00 PM  JOIN the APT. Send your name, adress and phone number to: Email: membership@portsmouthtaxpayers.com

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APT Efficient Government Scorecard: VOTE Tues. November 5, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The APT has endorsed: Jack Thorsen (took tax pledge) Arthur Clough (took tax pledge)  Mark Brighton (took tax pledge) Esther Kennedy Duncan MacCallum Zelita Morgan Sample Ballot & City Voting Information.  Candidate interviews by the APT will be aired on Comcast channel 98 – … Continue reading

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APT City Council Candidate Televised Interviews

The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) will provide televised interviews of City Council candidates conducted by APT members as a public service to Portsmouth voters for the 2013 election. Interviews are approximately 25-30 minutes in length, and will be aired … Continue reading

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Tell City Council to Rollback Your Taxes

What would happen to your property taxes if Portsmouth rolled back spending to the level of 2010, or even 2003, for that matter? Select a year and find out! Click HERE to go the tax calculator. (Note: Future tax calculations do … Continue reading

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NH Pension amount Data HERE

HERE for 2011 NH pension Data

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Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Opposes Fire Department’s Request for More Money

For immediate release. The city has approximately $250,000 in contingency money which is designated for use under emergency situations. In an unprecedented move, the Portsmouth Fire Department has decided to request these emergency funds to augment the budget submitted in … Continue reading

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Right to Know – NH Retirement System STONEWALLING on Pension Information

The APT is seeking information on the individual member contributions of Portsmouth’s top 20 pension recipients. NH Right to know law requires NH government to provide information immediately or within 5 working days in most cases. Transparency delayed is transparency … Continue reading

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Fire Department Request for More Money

The Portsmouth Fire Department has had the highest increases of any department – well over DOUBLE inflation over the past 15 years (1995/96-2009/10). From 1995/96-2009/10, the  Fire Dept budget (mostly salary/personnel costs) went UP 112%. Inflation for these same years … Continue reading

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Key Budget Process Dates for 2012

Here are some of the key budget process dates: TUES 17 Jan: City council initial vote on Fire Department overspending requests. TUES 17 Jan: School officials will gather Tuesday night at Little Harbour School for the first of many public … Continue reading

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ASSOCIATION OF PORTSMOUTH TAXPAYERS TO PUSH FOR PENSION REFORM

ASSOCIATION OF PORTSMOUTH TAXPAYERS TO PUSH FOR PENSION REFORM PORTSMOUTH – The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) will be sending letters to city and government officials requesting information on public employee pensions in order to study how these compare to private … Continue reading

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