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Patricia "Ricia" McMahon
State Representative, District 3

September 23, 2008

Representative McMahon is a member of the House Executive Department & Administration Committee, and represents the towns of Newbury and Sutton.

Thank you to all the voters in Newbury and Sutton who supported me as your State Representative in the 2008 September primary election. 

During the past two sessions of the legislature (2005/06 and 2007/08) it has been a privilege to serve the residents of our two communities. Your belief and confidence in me have inspired my deliberations and assignments working for you in Concord. This past term my focus to correct some of the shortcomings of the New Hampshire Retirement System was an important step to stabilize that system and to prevent an increase in costs to our municipalities and property tax payers. 
Your letters, e-mails and phone calls have always been welcome alerts to issues that need to be addressed or laws that require review. Please continue to contact me about your concerns. 

I would appreciate your ongoing support and hope to work for you as your State Representative and serve you in the next session of the "general court."

Ricia McMahon
Merrimack #3
Newbury and Sutton
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Fuel and Weatherization Assistance Legislation

Today I am headed to Concord for a briefing on NH's fuel assistance program to consider an additional appropriation of $10 million to the office of energy and planning above and beyond funds previously approved. 

Because escalating costs of fuel and tightening energy supplies have led to higher and more volatile home heating and electricity prices the legislature believes it should take action in advance of the 2008-2009 winter. These funds will provide additional fuel assistance and enhanced weatherization services to income-eligible New Hampshire citizens. 

The governor would be authorized to use funds in the "treasury" in anticipation of federal funds that will replace the state funds used this winter to the extent that federal fuel assistance funding exceeds $27,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. 

This request to the legislature (general court) will be voted on in an emergency session tomorrow.

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