Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, issued the following statement on the opening of the second year of the session:
“In the first year of this session, the Senate came together to pass a state budget – our top responsibility as lawmakers – on a 24-0 vote. Doing so showed that it is possible for elected officials to compromise and bridge party differences on the issues that matter most to the state and its people.
“As we begin the second year of the legislative session we do so recognizing a number of complex and likely controversial issues lie ahead. Regardless, I look forward to a collegial session during which these questions will be debated openly and honestly with the best interests of our constituents and the state in mind.
“By focusing on the issues critical to the well-being of our state, like managing our budget carefully, encouraging growth in our economy, and taking steps to ensure our residents can access high-quality health care, education, and state services, I am confident we can work together to ensure New Hampshire continues as the best place in the nation to live, work, and raise a family.”