House passes $11.2 billion state budget proposal

April 2, 2015 1:12 AM

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The Republican-led House passed a two-year, $11.2 billion state budget Wednesday that cuts health services for the elderly and people with disabilities, denies state employees a raise and nearly empties the state's rainy day fund, all to avoid major tax or fee increases.

"It's a balancing act and I think the House produced a budget that will meet the basic needs of the state of New Hampshire," said Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper of Hudson.

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