Senators are opening the budget process to members of the public who want to give testimony on what should and shouldn't be included in the next 2-year spending plan for New Hampshire.
People can testify before the Senate Finance Committee during two public hearings Tuesday, starting at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Both will be held in Representatives' Hall at the State House in Concord.
The committee is now in the process of revising the House's $11.2 billion spending plan. Advocates for social services, domestic violence prevention and services for people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities are likely to turn out heavily to ask for more money.
The Senate and House must negotiate a final budget plan to send to the governor by the end of June.