RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Reacts to Governor Sununu’s Budget Address

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff released the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu delivered his Budget Address:

“Our state is currently in a great financial position, with a large surplus and historically-high Rainy Day Fund thanks to the strong position left by Governor Hassan’s administration.  I am encouraged by statements of Governor Sununu in support of full-day kindergarten and funding for the developmentally disabled, but as we all know, the devil is in the details.”

“I am very concerned about the $500 million cut from state agency budget requests and what that could mean to the citizens of New Hampshire.  The Governor’s budget address made no mention of the successful NH Health Protection Program, leaving serious unanswered questions for the 50,000 Granite Staters who rely on the program for their health care coverage.”

“House Democrats remain dedicated to working with our Republican colleagues on bipartisan initiatives, and on supporting a fiscally responsible budget that makes needed investments in initiatives that benefit all Granite Staters.”

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