Statements about State Budget

"I cut spending while serving in the state Legislature"

Says the 2010-11 New Hampshire budget ended with an $18 million surplus, while the Republican-led 2012-13 budget has a $40 million deficit.

Under Maggie Hassan's leadership, "we increased state spending in the middle of the great recession by 24 percent leading up to and following it."

Says Democrats racked up a $1 billion state deficit, while Republicans under Bill O'Brien balanced the budget.

"There’s 400 more people working in health care today in New Hampshire than when we passed the budget."

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