Democratic Legislature can find some common ground in governor’s budget, but only some
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Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget address did not offer many details on matters of especial concern to New Hampshire businesses, but there were a few glimpses of his priorities: support of continued business tax rate decreases; a voluntary family and medical leave program; support for sports betting; a lot more spending on school building aid; alleviating the state’s workforce shortage; and some funding to help landlords get rid of lead paint in their buildings.
Lawmakers have already started to act on some of those areas, with some actions apparently in sync with the governor and some in almost the opposite direction, setting the table for major negotiations and perhaps even a possible stalemate.