Partisan Debate Leads to $13.3B Budget and Backup Plan for Likely Veto
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Spiced with contentious partisan debate Thursday, the House and Senate approved a $13.3 billion two-year operating budget down party lines that faces a near certain veto from Gov. Chris Sununu.
Lawmakers without dissent also approved a three-month continuing resolution to allow state agencies to continue operating at approved spending levels if the budget is vetoed.
The continuing resolution will remain in effect until Sept. 1 or until a new operating budget is adopted.
The House approved House Bill 1 on a 209-144 vote, while the Senate voted 14-10, and the House approved the trailer bill, House Bill 2, on 207-145 vote and the Senate voted 14-10.