EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

June 27, 2013

N.H. Legislature approves $10.7 billion budget

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To help pay for the spending, the budget requires the Department of Health and Human Services to cut $7 million out of its budget and the governor to cut $25 million in staff and benefits with $10 million coming from state-tax supported workers. The state employees' union said that will result in an unknown number of layoffs.

The Senate had insisted on no tax increases and rejected a 20-cent cigarette tax increase and a delay in implementing tax breaks for businesses, both proposed by the House and governor.

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