Public hearings start next week for budget

Regional hearings on Monday; hearing in Concord is March 13

The next major steps in the House budget process are coming up in the next few weeks, with public hearings set. The House Finance Committee has been meeting with agencies over the past few weeks to prepare its own version of the budget. The public hearings are the next step in the process.

There will be two “remote” public hearings this coming Monday, March 6, and a hearing at the State House a week later.

Monday, March 6

  • Derry: 4:30 p.m. at Derry Town Hall
  • Plymouth: 5:30 p.m. at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center

Monday, March 13

  • Concord: 3 p.m. at Representatives Hall in the State House

Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget largely funded many priorities – although it included language that would increase health care costs for retired state employees – but his proposal was built on an early set of revenue projections. This week, the House Ways and Means Committee set new revenue estimates nearly $60 million lower, and the Finance Committee’s budget will need to reflect that.

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