Compromise or stunt? NH budget impasse has staying power
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With New Hampshire’s temporary budget set to expire in a few weeks, Democrats say they are offering a compromise that makes meaningful concessions while preserving critical programs. But Republicans call the offer a political stunt.
The state has been operating under a continuing resolution since late June, when Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a $13 billion, two-year state budget he claims set up unsustainable spending expectations and “job killing tax increases” that would put New Hampshire’s booming economy at risk.