Finance Committee making preliminary decisions in NH spending budget
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee is making preliminary decisions in putting together its two-year spending budget for New Hampshire.
The committee agreed tentatively Monday to restore $3 million in funding to the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment program that the House had diverted to other state spending. Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen questioned if funding the program would mean cutting social service programs.
Finance Chairman Chuck Morse said he thought the funding was possible, but it could be revisited if the committee has trouble making the health and human services budget balance.
Morse also proposed restoring the New Hampshire's UNIQUE college scholarship program to its original purpose rather than continuing a practice of using some of the scholarship money as state aid to colleges.