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Berlin Mayor Unhappy With Ayotte's No Vote on Prison Funds

The New Hampshire Union Leader is reporting that Berlin mayor Paul Grenier is not happy that Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) voted against a bill that included funding to allow the new federal prison to finally open. “I am deeply angered, saddened and mystified that Senator Ayotte voted against creating 332 jobs,” Grenier told the newspaper. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D) voted in favor of the bill. The newspaper also reported:  “Ayotte had said earlier that while she supported the Berlin prison funding, “I do have concerns that, unfortunately, the justified funding for Berlin has been included in a catch-all spending package that stands to increase federal spending by about $9.5 billion over last year’s levels.” The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

The full story is here: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111102/NEWS06/711029973