Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement applauding the Senate Finance Committee budget vote.


"Under Sen. Chuck Morse's leadership, the Senate Finance Committee has crafted a responsible budget that lives within our means, doesn't raise taxes and increases funding for essential services. This plan will preserve our state's fiscal integrity, help grow our economy and protect the New Hampshire Advantage.


"Today's vote reminds Granite Staters that Republicans like Sen. Bragdon, Sen. Bradley and Sen. Morse are providing sound fiscal leadership in Concord. Governor Hassan's attempt to craft a budget has been a disaster, and her proposal was so irresponsible that the Democrat-controlled House rejected it. The Governor is in over her head and she has no idea how to keep all the promises she made to voters and balance our books."