Biggest issues facing budget
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Midway through Wednesday, Republican and Democratic leaders were wearing brave faces. Gov. Chris Sununu had just delivered an animated press conference on areas of common ground in the budget, and Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff were cheery.
But major differences remain in the weeks ahead. As House and Senate negotiators prepare to meet Monday for a four-day reconciliation process, here are the five biggest questions left to resolve.