Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the passage of the House Democrat Budget: 

“The House Democrat’s irresponsible budget raises spending by over 10%, hikes taxes and fees by over $200 million and unloads $39 million in taxes on the backs of New Hampshire’s small businesses. During these difficult economic times, the last thing Democrats should do is to pass a budget that will kill jobs, hurt economicgrowth and take more money out of the pockets of working families.

“The disastrous budgets proposed by Governor Hassan and House Democrats blatantly disregard the traditional New Hampshire principles of low spending and limited taxation. They both include an unsustainable increase in spending that will grow government and lead our state down a path towards fiscal insolvency. 

“Governor Hassan and the House Democrat Leadership have both demonstrated that they are incapable of providing the type of sound fiscal stewardship that Granite Staters expect from their elected leaders in Concord. Instead of working to make state government more efficient and able to live within its means, they have decided to fund their irresponsible policies by placing an even larger burden on New Hampshire families and small businesses."