Senate President, House Speaker announce plan to keep NH government open

Concord, NH – In light of Governor Hassan’s recent statements and in preparation for a possible veto, the House Speaker and Senate President have announced plans to keep government open. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) released a joint statement regarding a continuing resolution.

“We are disturbed by Governor Hassan’s recent announcement of her intent to veto the proposed budget that effectively addresses our shared priorities.

“However, in order to ensure that State Government remains open and that the same services and operations that were in place on June 30 will be available July 1, we intend to introduce a continuing resolution. We hope this measure isn’t necessary, but want to be confident that our state will not be negatively affected by the Governor’s short sighted and risky decision to veto the budget.”