Budget Work Continues for House Lawmakers

Feb 27, 2017

It’s a quiet week at the Statehouse this week, but not for budget writers.

House Finance members will continue to meet with state department reps as they work to finish up their version of the state's new two-year spending plan. 

First on the budget agenda will be looking at funding for services for the developmentally disabled. Gov. Chris Sununu included $57 million more state dollars in his proposal than the current budget - something House leaders said seemed unusually high.

House budget writers will also dig into the state community college system's funding. Sununu included a 7 percent spending uptick in his proposal but the head of the community college system says he plans to ask for more state dollars to keep tuition down.

And the Department of Corrections' budget will also be up for debate where the topic of opening up the new women's prison will likely come up.