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Comptroller seeks delay in presenting state financial report



Sunday, December 18, 2016

The state’s comptroller is asking for a month-long delay in presenting New Hampshire’s year-end, audited financial report.

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is due each December. It details every state department’s financial position for the previous fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. It also outlines lawsuits the state is facing and provides some employment data, among other things.

Comptroller Gerard Murphy and Commissioner of Administrative Services Vicki Quiram are asking lawmakers to give them until Jan. 31 to complete the report. Quiram says high staff turnover in some agencies has slowed down the process.

A legislative committee must approve the delay next week.

Quiram says her office has a “pretty good idea” of the numbers and the delay shouldn’t affect budget writers.