Sununu Prepares for Continuing Resolution

Governor Chris Sununu is digging in as the budget process moves forward. The House recently passed its version of the budget that uses the surplus for an increase in permanent program funding as opposed to Sununu’s attempt to fund one-time projects the Democrats have said are ‘pork projects.’ The New Hampshire Governor sent out a letter to Department Heads yesterday as they begin meeting with the Senate to give their input on the budget. The open letter reminded Department Heads to advocate for ‘appropriate spending levels,’ in their budgets and asked that they keep any additional funding requests realistic to ensure the State avoids operational deficits in the future. The letter also warned that an irresponsible budget would be vetoed and asked Department Heads to be prepared for a continuing resolution on the State budget for 2019.