House Democratic Leader Statement on Fiscally Responsible, Bipartisan Compromise Budget Deal

September 15, 2015

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff released the following statement on the fiscally responsible, bipartisan compromise budget deal:

“While this compromise agreement does not include everything that either side wanted, it is a fiscally responsible, bipartisan plan that will support the priorities that are critical to New Hampshire’s families and businesses and keep our economy moving forward.”

“After months of talks, I’m grateful that both sides were able to come together on a compromise that maintains our commitment to our state employees and ensures that business tax cuts will not come at the expense of critical priorities like combating substance abuse, mental health, economic development, and public safety.”

“While we still have much work to do including re-authorizing our state’s successful Medicaid expansion program, I’m appreciative of the hard work of Governor Hassan and members of both parties in getting this deal done.”