Presidential years intensify the partisan divide as parties fight over who will have the power of the presidency and that has certainly been true this year.
Surviving the pandemic intact is everyone’s goal — individuals and businesses — but no more realistic than a quick return to normalcy.
What has not been addressed to date, but has to be very soon, is what to do about the state’s $6.4 billion fiscal 2019-2020 operating budget ending June 30.
The reports use graphics to indicate areas of spending like emergency child protection, domestic and sexual abuse prevention, operating and administrative costs, personal protection equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns, personnel costs, and the state agencies that received or spent funds to combat the epidemic.
The rubber has not quite met the road enough to send federal money to the greatest needs created by the coronavirus crisis.
The two committees will make recommendations and Gov. Chris Sununu and his office will decide what to do with the money.
While the unimaginable destruction the virus has inflicted on the world’s health, families, economy and our daily lives, there are lessons we need to learn.
This is an election year, and the president and members of his party had hoped to ride the thriving economy into a second term in the White House, but the virus changed that.
Under the proposal, traditional fiscal oversight by the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee and the Executive Council, both controlled by Democrats, is bypassed.
The forced isolation is difficult for most people, but for the infected, and their families and friends, and for those who died and their loved ones, it is far, far worse.