House passes two-year, $12.9 billion state budget
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The message was unavoidable. A few steps from the State House on Thursday sat a tractor, a rusted cart and a hand-painted sign that read, “$417 million in new taxes and fees! … Will this much manure make money grow on trees?”
The scene, set up by Goffstown Republican John Burt, wasn’t the official position of the House Republican caucus. But as members filed in to take their seats, it might as well have been.