Breaking: Sununu and The Democrats Reach a Compromise on NH Budget - Granite Grok

Breaking: Sununu and The Democrats Reach a Compromise on NH Budget


We don’t have details yet, but a release has been issued with gushing praise for compromise. Whenever Democrats are happy about a budget, I’m suspicious. So, I’m a bit nervous about this.

Yes, Governor Sununu says it does not increase taxes…

“The people of New Hampshire won today,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This compromise budget does not increase taxes and ensures financial promises can be kept to the people of New Hampshire. This budget is something I can support. I worked closely with Senator Morse and Representative Hinch and remained in close contact with them as these negotiations progressed, and I am hopeful that legislative leaders – from both parties – can deliver this critical compromise when it goes before the full legislature on Wednesday.

Here’s Senator Soucy.

“Budgets are a statement of our values, and this budget compromise makes clear that New Hampshire values the people of our state and is committed to ensuring every Granite Stater has the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. This budget maintains vital investments that the Democratic legislature made in mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and child protection and ensures meaningful raises for providers who deliver critical care to our loved ones by implementing long overdue Medicaid reimbursement rate increases.”

Even Shurtleff likes it. So, I’m very curious about what happened. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more details.

Wait – Update on the Update:  Sununu Tweet w/ MUR video:  Looks like a 2-year 12.96 billion budget. Business Taxes tied to revenues, eh…watch it here.


Full Press Release:

092419 PRESS RELEASE Joint Release on Budget Compromise
Budget, NH