- NH Sen Odell on the NH budget: "If only Washington had some of the same discipline..."

In his June 5, 2011 column on, NH State Senator Bob Odell writes:

"The new budget is the first one, I believe, since World War II that will have the state spending less money over the next two years than we are spending in the current biennium."

"...this budget is the result of dozens of tough decisions."

"...there is a strong commitment by the House and the Senate to live within our means. There will be no fee or tax increases, no new taxes or fees and no bonding of operating expenses. That is a major change from the last few years..."

"If only Washington had some of the same discipline, we would not have the annual budget deficits, high debt levels and what seems like no hope of turning things around."