NH Committee Approves Governor's Request to Freeze Spending

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/22 2014 03:22PM

Updated 05/22 2014 03:27PM

Credit: NH Governor's Office
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire's fiscal committee unanimously voted to approve an executive order by Governor Maggie Hassan to freeze spending. 

A press release says the executive order freezes generally funded hiring, equipment, purchasing, and out-of-state travel. The governor says she issued the executive order as a preventative and preemptive measure to  protect taxpayer dollars.

“Given the fact that revenues remain ahead of plan for the year, this is an unprecedented action that will help protect our budget,” Governor Hassan said. “We are taking the fiscally responsible, preemptive step of putting a freeze into place now so we are prepared in case the revenue trends seen in April continue.” 

The order comes after there was a sudden drop in revenues in April.

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