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PORTSMOUTH PENSION’S – Pension Reform Needed Now

Steven Greenhut Discusses California Government Pensions - “The public is getting angry because we see the disparity…… they are also seeing depleted public services having to be cut back….. These are essentially millionaires’ pensions for public employees because those in the … Continue reading

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All APT endorsed candidates won the election including Mary Olea for School Board.

- APT endorsed candidates gained votes while the majority of candidates who voted to raise spending lost votes. Jack Thorsen took the APT tax pledge and was the biggest gainer in the race.

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ASSOCIATION OF PORTSMOUTH TAXPAYERS ENDORSES MARY OLEA FOR SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS ‘MORE EFFICIENT BALANCE BETWEEN FUNDING AND RESULTS’

PORTSMOUTH – The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) has endorsed Mary Olea for School Board in next week’s City-wide election, citing her unique world-experience, strong academic background, passion for serving Portsmouth residents, and “her interest in balancing a more fiscally responsible approach to … Continue reading

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APT CANDIDATES for City Council – APT ENCOURAGES “BULLET-VOTING”

ASSOCIATION OF PORTSMOUTH TAXPAYERS ENDORSES CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGES “BULLET-VOTING” PORTSMOUTH – The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers (APT) has endorsed Jack Thorsen, Esther Kennedy, Anthony Coviello, Eric Spear for City Council and Mary Olea  for School Board in the upcoming election. Not only is APT encouraging … Continue reading

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APT Efficient Government Scorecard : VOTE Tues. November 8, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

The APT has endorsed Jack Thorsen, Esther Kennedy, Anthony Coviello and Eric Spear for City Council.  For the School Board  the APT endorses Mary Olea. We are encouraging BULLET VOTING. PRESS RELEASE, Herald Oct 28 2011 Article, Portsmouth Patch Article, APT Olea Press Release Sample Ballot with … Continue reading

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Increase in Police Pay not cited by City Management

The APT does it’s best to correct inaccurate city data, to keep local government honest and to provide credible sourced information for the public. 1) A new Portsmouth Patrolmans Union contract [Accessed Sept. 14, 2011, contract vanished from city site Sept. … Continue reading

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Letter to Mayor Ferrini – CONTRACT JAMMING for Patrolmans Contract

Letter to Mayor – Police Contract  

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APT Monitoring Progress of Insurance Swap Savings

Health care swap would save Portsmouth $1.1M – Letter to City Council, John Bohenko requesting progress update August 3, 2011 Herald Coverage (Aug. 6, 2011) on APT Monitoring Local Government Response Dated August 10, 2011 (3 pages below or see Letter … Continue reading

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Big Picture-Sewer & Water Rates Skyrocket

Sewer and Water Rates Skyrocket well over inflation. City Manager Bohenko stated that savings in the city general fund will not be used to lower water rates

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Steven Greenhut on Public Employee Paychecks…

Steven Greenhut on Public Employee Paychecks …

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