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After N.H. House Failure, Senate Gets Its Turn At State Budget Plan

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

After the New Hampshire House failed to pass a budget proposal of its own last week, the state Senate begins its budget-writing work Monday.

Although the House fell short of getting a budget through, members on the Senate Finance Committee say the House’s proposal will still be part of their deliberations.

On Monday members from the three divisions of the House Finance Committee are expected to lay out their budget priorities to Senate budget writers.

Senator John Reagan, who’s vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says it would be “foolish” to not take the House’s work into account.

“While we don’t have the obligation but we still have all the information and all the work that the House Finance did is still appreciated and still will be used,” Reagan said.

Later in the week the committee will hear presentations from state agencies including the office of substance abuse and mental health. 

A final state budget proposal is due June 30th.

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