As Promised, Hassan Vetoes Budget - NECN
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

The latest news from around the state

As Promised, Hassan Vetoes Budget

The Republican-led Legislature passed both the two-year budget plan and a six-month spending plan after hours of debate Wednesday

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    As Promised, Hassan Vetoes Budget
    NECN

    As promised, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed the budget passed by the New Hampshire Legislature, saying it is unbalanced, makes false promises about what it funds and gives unpaid-for tax giveaways to big corporations.

    The Republican-led Legislature passed both the two-year budget plan and a six-month spending plan after hours of debate Wednesday. The short-term plan will ensure the government stays open July 1.

    Hassan, who vetoed the budget Thursday after announcing her intent to veto last week and then again Wednesday. She had said she would sign the short-term plan.

    Senate President Chuck Morse, a Salem Republican, said he's disappointed in the veto, saying it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and the state's neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations.

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.