The House votes Wednesday on the budget and a proposed $227 million capital budget. The largest project in the capital budget is a $38 million women's prison.
Unlike Hassan's, the House proposal does not count on $80 million in fees from licensing a new casino. Without the revenues, budget writers propose scaling back education aid such as giving a smaller increase to the state's university system and putting off implementation of a new school construction program. The proposal also would place a moratorium on new charter schools.
The House proposal spends about $52 million less than Hassan from state tax sources.