Category Archives: Govt. Spending & Budgets

NH Pension amount Data HERE

HERE for 2011 NH pension Data

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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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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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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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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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Chief Ferland’s response to cuts not surprising

Portsmouth Herald Letter to the Editor May 29, 2011 2:00 AM http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110529-OPINION-105290314 It comes as no surprise that Portsmouth Police Chief Lou Ferland wrote a negative op-ed to Seacoast Sunday dated May 22, in response to a report from the … Continue reading

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Police Study

On Thursday May 19, 2011 a public session was held to give input to the Portsmouth Police Audit.  Kym Cravens lead that discussion. One question posed from the audience was:  Has your company (Public Safety Strategies Group) ever proposed the lay off … Continue reading

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Bias in Studies

California example of a biased study: When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would be performed by a veteran firefighter who belongs to the International Association of Fire … Continue reading

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