NH Senate Republicans - Sen. Forrester responds to Governor Hassan failing to control state spending

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office


Concord, NH – Senate Finance Committee Chair Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) issued the following statement on the release of the Preliminary and Unaudited FY 2014 Surplus Statement:


“I’m very troubled that an early review of the Governor’s unaudited statement shows she did not meet the $26 million surplus as required in the budget and by state law.  This raises serious concerns about her commitment and ability to control spending in Fiscal Year 2015.  I hope the Governor will be more forthcoming about sharing spending levels on a monthly basis, which I have repeatedly requested, to ensure the State only spends what it can afford to avoid further deficit spending.”