Parks, welfare get relief from state budget veto, but partisan sparks fly
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State parks will stay open, welfare checks can get cashed and the disabled will avoid waiting lines for services, but this happy ending only came after a contentious marathon meeting of the Legislative Fiscal Committee on Thursday.
State agency heads didn’t get all of the $77 million in added or transferred spending they had requested from the committee. They all wanted to be exempt from restrictions contained in a continuing resolution (CR) governing spending after Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed the state budget.