Nov 16, 2016

Governor-elect Chris Sununu has named Charlie Arlinghaus as his chief adviser while drafting the state budget.  Sununu must present a budget proposal to the legislature in February.

Arlinghaus is the President of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a conservative think-tank.  Arlinghaus also writes weekly columns for the Union Leader.

Governor Sununu works on the budget proposal
Feb 10, 2017

On Thursday, February 9 Gov. Chris Sununu presented his budget proposal to the New Hampshire Legislature. His plan increases spending by about 2% and does not increase any taxes or fees.

Here are some of the spending priorities Sununu identified in his budget address:

NH state budget
Mar 08, 2017

On Monday, March 6 the House Finance committee held state budget hearings in Derry and Plymouth.  The next public hearing on the budget will be Monday, March 13 at the Statehouse in Concord.

New Hampshire House of Representatives budget
Apr 07, 2017

On Thursday, April 6 the New Hampshire House of Representatives failed to pass the budget drafted by the House Finance Committee.

kindergarten funding
Apr 11, 2017

As part of his budget proposal this year, Gov. Chris Sununu included funding for full-day kindergarten programs.

Governor Chris Sununu
Apr 18, 2017

Friday, April 14 marked Chris Sununu's 100th day as Governor of New Hampshire. Here's a round-up of his major actions so far.

state budget
May 01, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2 the New Hampshire Senate will host public hearings on the next state budget at the Statehouse in Concord. This is the only public hearing scheduled for the Senate budget bill.

Since the House of Representatives failed to pass a budget this year, the Senate is starting with Gov. Sununu’s original proposal

state budget
Jun 01, 2017

Late Wednesday night the New Hampshire Senate passed a budget bill for the next two fiscal years.

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, which will likely request a committee of conference to negotiate a final version.  That committee will present the budget for one more vote in the House and Senate.

New Hampshire tourism
Jun 05, 2017

Last week the New Hampshire Senate passed a budget over 800 pages long.  One of those pages covered a relatively small item in the state budget: spending on tourism promotion.

Pro-life protester Hyde Amendment
Jun 13, 2017

When the Senate passed its version of the budget last week, it included the following line: "No state funds awarded by the department of health and human services to a reproductive health care facility ... shall be used to provide abortion services."


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