NH Senate Republicans encourage Governor Hassan to control state spending

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Not the time for business tax increases


Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statements regarding Governor Hassan’s request to the Legislative Fiscal Committee to cut state spending:


Morse: “We are pleased that Governor Hassan is bringing forward spending cuts to begin to address New Hampshire's growing budget deficit. Revenues for this year have come in slightly above the budget plan. The real problem is the overspending that has taken place since the Legislature passed a responsible budget in 2013. I hope the Governor continues to encourage her state agencies to keep their budgets conservative. “


Bradley: “The Legislature will come in under budget again this year, and will continue to find additional savings in its budget. But I remain concerned that today's proposed cuts don't go far enough.  The Governor should direct her department heads to spend less.  I’m also troubled that the Governor is clearly opening the door to higher business taxes, just as New Hampshire’s economy is starting to move out of neutral.”