NH Senate Republicans - Facing possible veto, Legislature outlines Continuing Resolution

Concord, NH – The House and Senate are working to draft a continuing resolution should the Governor veto the legislative budget up for final approval by the Legislature this week. The continuing resolution would extend funding from fiscal year 2015 for a six month time period and would allow emergency funds to be sought through regular meetings of the Joint Fiscal Committee and Governor’s Executive Council.

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) released a statement on the drafting of the continuing resolution.

“While we still believe that the best course for New Hampshire would be for Governor Hassan to allow this balanced, responsible budget to become law, we are preparing this Continuing Resolution to ensure the continuity of New Hampshire government operations,” said Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro).

“It is important that the people of New Hampshire receive the same services from their government on July 1st as they do today. It is my hope that we can reach agreement on a two-year budget as soon as possible to avoid the consequences of a vetoed budget.”