NRSC - WMUR: Gov. Hassan vetoes budget passed by NH House, Senate

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NOTE: Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, released a statement disagreeing with the veto. “I am extremely disappointed in Governor Hassan’s action to veto the budget because it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and our state’s neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations. In addition, the veto puts on hold important business tax reductions that are designed to create jobs and stimulate New Hampshire’s business economy,” Morse said in the statement.

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoes budget passed by NH House, Senate
Wrangling Over State Budget Likely To Continue For Months
WMUR
KC Downey
June 25, 2015
http://www.wmur.com/politics/gov-maggie-hassan-vetos-budget-passed-by-nh-house-senate/33768860

Gov. Maggie Hassan made true on her word Thursday and vetoed the budget passed Wednesday along party lines in the NH House and Senate.

“By the authority vested in me, pursuant to part II, Article 44 of the New Hampshire Constitution, on June 25, 2015, I have vetoed House Bills 1 and 2, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017," Hassan said in a press release Thursday.

Hassan said the spending plan creates a $90 million hole by offering corporate tax breaks.

Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, released a statement disagreeing with the veto.

“I am extremely disappointed in Governor Hassan’s action to veto the budget because it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and our state’s neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations. In addition, the veto puts on hold important business tax reductions that are designed to create jobs and stimulate New Hampshire’s business economy,” Morse said in the statement.

The current budget expires next week, but the governor has signed a continuing resolution to keep the government running under the current conditions for another six months.

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