In looking back at the big New Hampshire news stories of 2011, perhaps none touch as many facets of the state as the new two year budget.
Reporter Dan Gorenstein spent much of the year following the budget process and the issues arising from it. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about what's in the budget and what it means for New Hampshire.
Yesterday, StateImpact liveblogged the Joint Economic Session.Â Members of the House and Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees gathered for hours to hear economists offer projections on where the global, national, and state economies are headed inÂ 2012.
A minor bill to make technical corrections to the budget has caused a rift between Senate and House Republican leadership. The Senate President says the Houseâ€™s actions yesterday will cost taxpayers several million dollars.
On Wednesday House lawmakers approved a bill that reduces the number of people of eligible for welfare assistance.
The change would save the state about a half a million dollars a month.
The Senate was on board with that move.
But then the House added a completely unrelated amendment, which puts the bill in limbo.