N.H. House voting on $11B budget

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's House is voting on proposed changes to Gov. Maggie Hassan's recommended two-year, $11 billion spending plan.

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.


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