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RELEASE: Senate Republican Budget a Bad Deal for New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, after House and Senate Republicans signed off on their budget proposal, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following comments:

“Today, Democrats stood united with working families and their priorities by voting against the Republican budget,” said Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield). “Even though we approached our Republican colleagues many times in the spirit of compromise and offered countless amendments to make the budget reflective of the needs of real people in our communities, our efforts were rejected at every turn. The Republican budget agreement caves to the wealthy elite and short-changes those who are most in need.”

“It’s a grave mistake to force the people of New Hampshire to line the pockets of corporations while the critical investments our state so desperately needs go unmet. In good conscience and good faith, Democrats are not able to sign off on a budget that diverts funds away from our state’s critical substance misuse and mental health crises for the sake of more reckless business tax cuts. This budget continues a troubling pattern of forcing the working people in our state to pick up the bill.”