The elderly tax exemption should remain in place to protect seniors
June 1, 2017
MANCHESTER, NH – Today, in response to recent discussion to eliminate or reduce the elderly tax exemption, Joyce Craig issued the following statement:
“I strongly condemn any plan to eliminate or reduce the elderly tax exemption in Manchester”, said Joyce Craig. “The elderly tax exemption is in place to protect seniors’ assets and allow them to live comfortably in their homes through retirement. When I talk with seniors across the city, I hear that we need to make our resources more accessible, our services more available, and remain fiscally responsible. As your mayor, I will listen to our city’s seniors to better address the issues they face every day and provide solutions that will make Manchester a more inclusive city for residents of all ages.”
“As an alderman, Joyce Craig was instrumental in preserving the dignity of Manchester’s senior citizens by expanding the elderly tax exemption”, said former Manchester Alderman William B. Cashin, “Manchester seniors have earned the right to their retirement without facing the prospect of being forced from their homes. Joyce Craig knows how to balance the city budget without placing the burden on seniors. I know that as mayor, Joyce will work across party lines to protect and support all Manchester residents.”
Joyce will meet with Manchester seniors next Tuesday, June 6, at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center at 10am to listen to concerns and lay out her vision for Manchester’s future. Joyce will be joined by former Alderman William B. Cashin and State Senator Lou D’Allesandro.