Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the passage of the state budget:


"House and Senate Republicans deserve a tremendous amount of credit for standing by their fiscally conservative principles and crafting a responsible state budget. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse deserves special recognition for putting in long hours, working across the aisle, and making a significant contribution to the budget process.


"Governor Hassan is dishonestly trying to take credit for the hard work and bipartisan efforts of the House and Senate leadership. If the Governor had her way, Granite Staters would have been saddled with unaffordable increases in state spending and reckless tax hikes. She was missing in action during the final budget negotiations and refused to offer any new ideas to balance our books.


"Granite Staters are smart enough to see through Hassan's deception and realize that she did not provide the sound fiscal leadership that they expect from their governor."