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N.H. State Budget

Hassan signs into law N.H. capital budget that includes a new women’s prison

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday signed into law a $244.7 million capital budget for the state that includes $38 million to build a new women’s prison. The new 224-bed prison, which officials have said will likely be built in Concord, would replace the obsolete and overcrowded women’s prison in Goffstown. A pending class-action lawsuit against the state alleges female inmates there are denied the same education, treatment and other services available …

Hassan signs new state budget into law; new fiscal year will begin Monday

Friday, June 28, 2013

As expected, the state’s new fiscal year will dawn Monday with a new budget in place. Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday signed into law the two-year, $10.75 billion budget that the Legislature passed Wednesday. It cleared the Republican-led Senate on a unanimous vote and passed the Democratic-led House with nearly unanimous support. “With our budget now in place, we have been able to make …

Compromise N.H. budget wins almost unanimous support in Legislature

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A nearly unanimous Legislature yesterday approved a bipartisan, $10.7 billion state budget for the next two years that contains no tax or fee hikes, delays a decision on whether to expand the Medicaid program and increases funding for mental health services, community colleges and public universities. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, said she’ll sign the budget passed by the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled …