Governor Maggie Hassan issued an Executive Order Wednesday that would freeze state hiring and purchasing, as well as out-of-state travel. The governor says the freeze is needed following a dramatic drop in revenue last month.
Gov. Hassan says April education and general fund revenues fell short by almost $22 million. Prior to that, the state had been running a roughly $25 million surplus. She says the shortfall has lowered the state’s cushion to just below $4 million.