With a vote that practically followed party lines, the House has approved an 11-billion-dollar budget. There’s a 10-percent increase in all funds, with a four-percent increase in state general fund spending. It’s very much like the proposed budget by Governor Maggie Hassan, but without 80-million in casino licensing fees, and less money for the University System of New Hampshire, charter schools, hospitals and school building aid. Supporters say the two-year operating budget begins to restore programs cut two years ago, but opponents say it significantly expands government.
NH House approves 2-year budget