Press Statement

June 28, 2019

CONTACT
Jake Berry, jberry@new-futures.org, 603-225-9540 x105                            

NEW FUTURES STATEMENT ON BUDGET VETO, CONTINUING RESOLUTION

CONCORD, N.H. – This afternoon, Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the state budget after New Hampshire lawmakers passed a Continuing Resolution Thursday to fund the government past June 30, 2019. In response, Michele Merritt, President and CEO of New Futures, New Hampshire’s leading health policy and advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“We are disappointed that Governor Sununu and state legislators were unable to agree to a spending plan, either short-term or long-term, that safeguards the health and wellness of New Hampshire.  As a result, many of our friends and neighbors will continue to go without the family supports and mental health and substance use services they need.

“Looking ahead, we trust that our policymakers on both sides of the aisle will come back together and pass a budget that properly funds critical programs like Medicaid home visiting, a children’s system of care, mental health and substance use treatment, and investments in our healthcare workforce.  The health and wellness of our state and its people depend on it.”

ABOUT NEW FUTURES
New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.

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