The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senate President Morse frustrated by poor budgeting, lack of leadership from governor
Concord, NH – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services presented the Joint Fiscal Committee with a late item that shows a nearly $16 million shortfall, impacting payments to hospitals.
“It is unfortunate that the Department of Health and Human Services waited until less than a week before the end of the fiscal year to let the Legislature know about this shortfall, presenting this problem to the fiscal committee with only days to correct it,” said Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem). “This one time fix means that the Department of Health and Human Services will be unable to meet their lapses for the fiscal year, which is unacceptable.”
“This multi-million dollar problem, dropped into the legislature’s lap at the last minute, is just another example of the Executive Branch’s poor management of the budget. The people of New Hampshire deserve better,” said Morse.
June 27, 2016
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