Distant Dome: Compromise Budget Actually Spends More
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The never-ending political campaigns waged today at the national and state levels create gridlock, minority rule and make it impossible to actually govern.
The budget battle over the state’s two-year operating budget vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu quickly became warring press conferences, partisan politics and sloganeering that had little to do with reality.
After three months of negotiations, the GOP governor and Democratic legislative leaders agreed on a budget higher in total spending than the one passed by the Democratically controlled House and Senate in June which totaled $13.3 billion versus House Bills 3 and 4 — the compromise budget — $13.48 billion.