Local officials face difficult questions as they begin constructing budgets voters or councils will decide next year.
The vetoes mean a lot of work on many people’s part, both Democrat and Republican, businesses and private citizens, will be for naught.
Political parties are supposed to look out for their own interest, but there is a tipping point when the party’s interest overwhelms the general public’s interest.
Pounding nails to permanently close Northern Pass’ coffin began long before the state Supreme Court heard the case.
Approving Northern Pass would have done little directly for the people of New Hampshire.
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.
The House and Senate budget writers Thursday signed off on a $13 billion two-year operating budget that eliminated most of Gov. Chris Sununu’s objections but not all.
Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, who has been around for these things since 1972 agreed it is the “Super Bowl” of bills that go through the chambers every two years.
It’s about the budget as the House and Senate negotiators try to breach their differences on 35 bills before Thursday’s deadline.
UPDATED. The state’s only nonprofit online news outlet – InDepthNH.org – took home seven awards in its category and its founder was honored for Lifetime Achievement at the New Hampshire Press Association’s Distinguished Journalism banquet Wednesday night.