NH Senate, House adopt Continuing Resolution

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate today passed a Continuing Resolution to ensure continuity in government at the FY 2015 level in the event the Governor Hassan vetoes the legislative budget.

Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) released a joint statement regarding the passage of the Continuing Resolution.

“We are proud of the budget that was agreed to by both the House and Senate and believe that this balanced plan that both increases funding to vital social services while effectively reducing business taxes in support of increased job growth in the state of New Hampshire is good for the citizens of our state.”

“We hope this measure will not be necessary, and despite the legislature’s support of this budget, both bodies have adopted a Continuing Resolution that will ensure continuity in state government at the FY 2015 levels should Governor Hassan veto the budget.”

 “The State of New Hampshire deserves the certainty that comes from passing this budget into law and we continue to urge Governor Hassan to sign this budget to avoid consequences of a vetoed budget and eliminate the need for the Continuing Resolution altogether.”