However, the state is not in a fiscal crisis and has had a revenue surplus for the last five or six years and much of that money has been used to reduce business taxes and build up the state’s rainy day fund.
It’s about the budget as the House and Senate negotiators try to breach their differences on 35 bills before Thursday’s deadline.
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The bickering largely has been between the two parties in the House and Senate, but this time of year the bickering begins to shift to between the House and Senate as the jockeying begins to ensure their priorities are preserved somewhere before the conference committees begin to reconcile different versions of bills.
Should you pay to subsidize wood-burning electric generating plants?
Last year lawmakers approved a bill raising the limit to five megawatts, but Gov. Chris Sununu
The Senate approved a bill requiring the Department of Labor to investigate workplace deaths of public employees.
So as the 2019 session is halfway done, the weather is heating up and hyper partisanship is in full display.
The House approved a new, two-year $12.9 billion operating budget Thursday that supporters said would benefit all New Hampshire citizens and communities.
This follows a March 7 vote by the House, which voted 279-88 in favor of repeal. House Bill 455 now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Chris Sununu.