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Governor asks for spending freeze
She issued an executive order for the freeze and will ask the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee to approve the order at its meeting next week.
The governor’s office said the decreases appear to be related to changes in the state tax code in recent years, as well as businesses applying for various tax credits and carry-forwards accrued during the recession.
“As we further analyze revenues, I will be meeting with agencies to examine additional reductions, some of which may require legislative approval,” Hassan wrote.
Like the executive order Lynch issued, Hassan allows state departments to request waivers for special circumstances.
Senate President Chuck Morse said he welcomes the governor’s executive order and her recognition the state has to restrict spending.
“The House will join the governor in her efforts by taking belt-tightening measures,” Norelli said.
The political parties also got into the fray.
Hassan said her office and department heads continue to meet with hospitals and lawmakers to discuss solutions.
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