NH Governor calls legislature into special session to deal with budget shortfall

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June 3, 2010

CONCORD, New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Legislature will meet in a special session on June 9 to address a $295 million budget shortfall. The last day of the regular session was June 2, but the two sides were unable to reach a compromise. Gov. John Lynch asked the Executive Council to call the session, which they unanimously approved. Talks broke down over the Senate's push for legalizing video slots.[1]

Before the discussion fell apart, the House and Senate had reached agreements to shrink the budget gap to around $30 million without video slots or three new taxes proposed by the House. Gov. Lynch has said he would not sign a budget that included expanding gambling.[2]

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