Mar 24, 2015 4:11 PM

Finance Committee recommends budget with millions of dollars in cuts

CONCORD - The House Finance Committee voted to recommend passing a two-year budget that includes millions of dollars in cuts to the govenor's proposal.

The cuts would mean the end to Gov. Maggie Hassan's Medicaid Expansion and deny substance abuse coverage for low income adults.

The cuts are necessary because the House budget rejects Hassan plans to raise more money by legalizing Keno, raising the cigarette tax and taxing more business owner wages.

Hassan called the cuts irresponsible.

"This backward proposal includes drastic cuts to the Department of Transportation, to critical services for seniors like Meals on Wheals, to substance misuse, to mental health, to developmental disabilities, to higher education, to travel and tourism promotion, to municipalities and more," Hassan said.

The proposed budget now moves to the full House of Representatives.


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