House names budget negotiators
CONCORD – The House Tuesday named its budget negotiating team led by Finance Committee chair Mary Jane Wallner when talks start Friday.
Along with Wallner, the chief negotiators are Reps. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua; Ways and Means Chairman Susan Almy, D-Lebanon; Dan Eaton, D-Stoddard, and Neal Kurk, R-Weare.
Alternates for House Bill 1 are Reps. Bernie Benn, D-Hanover; Tom Buco, D-Conway; and Patty Lovejoy, D-Stratham.
Alternates for House Bill 2 are: Reps Peter Leishman, D-M-Peterborough; Susan Ford, D-Easton; Sharon Nordgren, D-Hanover; and Ken Weyler, R-Kingston.
House Speaker Terie Norelli said, “As we move into the Committee of Conference phase of the budget, we are fortunate to have a great team of legislators working to ensure we restore investments in our state and communities. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Senate to finalize a budget in a timely manner.”
The Committee of Conference holds its first meeting Friday at 10 a.m. in Room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building.