The budget goes on to address additional priorities; public safety, domestic violence, fully restoring funding for the Children In Need of Services program, putting 15 more troopers on the road, funding delayed and deferred water projects, and too many more things to list here.
It isn’t perfect; no compromise ever is. I don’t like every piece of it, but our work is not done. We will continue to fight for greater investment in our families, our communities and our state. We will fight to address the deteriorating state of our roads and bridges, to preserve the “New Hampshire advantage,” and to restore common-sense government. I’m proud to have presided over the overwhelming bipartisan passage of this budget and even prouder that we were able to keep our promises to the people of New Hampshire.
Terie Norelli, D-Portsmouth, is speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.