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