What’s in the N.H. Senate budget
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It took the New Hampshire Senate 14 hours to finish debate on its budget bills Thursday, from House Bill 1 – the line-by-line list of appropriations – to House Bill 2, the trailer bill with the accompanying policy items. The blockbuster items like business taxes and paid family leave got plenty of debate and airtime.
But the budget is vast. The trailer bill passed by the Senate carried 424 amendments, an unusually high number even by State House standards. Here’s a quick tour of some of the lesser-known items throughout those two bills, both big and small.