Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement applauding today's vote on the Senate budget.
"The Senate budget is a responsible plan that lives within our means, increases funding for essential services and doesn't raise taxes on working families. It will preserve our state's fiscal integrity, create jobs, grow our economy and protect the New Hampshire Advantage.
"While Senate Republicans have worked to craft a responsible plan, Governor Hassan has refused to offer any new ideas since the Democrat-controlled House rejected her reckless proposal. Her incompetent management of the budget process has proven that she is in over her head and unable to effectively lead our state.
"Hassan should have developed a 'Plan B' months ago to keep the promises she made to voters during her campaign and to put New Hampshire on a path towards a balanced budget. Instead, she has focused on blaming others for her embarrassing budget debacle and refused to provide the effective fiscal leadership that Granite Staters expect from their governor."