NH Senate President Statement on Executive Order

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, issued the following statement today on the Governor’s announcement of a plan to restrict state spending:


“I appreciate the Governor’s long overdue announcement of a plan to restrict state spending.  As she recognizes in her letter, the issues facing our state today are not revenue problems, they are spending problems. 

“As Governor Hassan noted, state revenues are slightly above plan for the year as a result of the Senate Republican’s responsible revenue estimates.   I’m also pleased the Governor has finally recognized the necessity of the back of the budget reductions included the budget, and am confident that today’s letter will put to bed ongoing attempts to reopen that discussion. 

“As announced last week, Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester will continue to work with the Departments to evaluate their spending and lapse positions for the current fiscal year in order to prepare legislative leaders should events necessitate additional legislative action.  We welcome the Governor’s involvement in these constructive conversations.”