With budget veto looming, both sides play the blame game
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Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has all but guaranteed a veto of the state budget that will come before the Democratically controlled House and Senate for an up or down vote on Thursday.
“There are a few lines I will not cross, and the Legislature is knowingly sending a budget to my desk that I cannot support,” he said on Tuesday, as the two sides exchanged barbs over who has been more willing to compromise in the budget battle.
“We’ve crafted a balanced budget that addresses most of Gov. Sununu’s concerns and represents true legislative compromise,” said Senate President Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, surrounded by Democratic representatives and senators at a press briefing in the Legislative Office Building on Tuesday.