The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
Governor Hassan needs to open the books
Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) today announced the creation of Spending Watch ’14. Bradley will track the number of days since the end of Fiscal Year 2014 until Governor Hassan reports on the amount of money that state agencies actually spent.
“Governor Hassan wants to start writing the next budget without even knowing how much money we spent last year. That is not how to protect hard working New Hampshire taxpayers. We know that New Hampshire revenues were on target, but we still don’t know which state departments met or exceeded their spending limits.
“Senate Republicans will continue to insist on transparency in state spending. If overspending has created a budget deficit, we need to know how big the problem really is if we’re going to address it.”
Spending Watch ‘14
86 days since Governor called for a spending freeze
61 days since the Nashua Telegraph reported state departments would exceed their FY14 budgets
39 days since the end of Fiscal Year 2014
32 days since Sen. Forrester requested an update on state spending