Senator David Watters Statement on the $20 Million Surplus for FY 2014


Dover, NH—Today, Senator David Watters released the following statement about the $20 Million Surplus for Fiscal Year 2014:


“Thanks to the leadership of Governor Hassan and the work of all State Senators, we were able to pass a unanimous, bi-partisan balanced budget in the State Senate,” said Senator David Watters. “By working together and across party lines, we passed the most bipartisan budget in over 10 years, and it came without a sales or income tax. While we focused on shared fiscal priorities, we’re able to move our economy forward while still ensuring fiscal responsibility. With this budget, we see what we can accomplish with a strong Governor and working across party lines for a common goal. I applaud Governor Hassan for acting quickly and effectively to require departments to control costs to ensure we ended the first year of the budget with a surplus.  With wise management, we can meet the challenges to keep the budget balanced in FY 2015.”