With the House having passed its $11.2 billion two-year state budget this week, it’s now up to the state Senate to come up with its own version of a spending plan.
Jeanie Forrester is a Republican from Meredith and chairs the Senate Finance Committee.
She joined Morning Edition host Rick Ganley to talk about the task ahead.
There’s a perception by some that the Senate will simply start from scratch, without any regard for what the House ended up passing. How accurate is that?