Senator Watters Applauds Senate Passage of Capital Budget
May 30, 2019
Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD—Today, the New Hampshire Senate voted 24-0 in support of HB 25-A, New Hampshire’s two-year capital budget. The capital budget, as recommended by the committee, appropriates just under $125 million in general fund bonding, which is within the appropriate limit to sustain New Hampshire’s strong bond rating. The Senate additions include funding for public transit bus and facility matching funds, repairs to state-owned active railroad lines and bridges, matching funds to other railroads, Rye Harbor dredging, rebuilding the access road at Berlin’s Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility, a Nashua Community College engineering facility, fully funding the state share of the completion of the Rochester Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, and provides a plan to fully fund the Hudson CTE. It reestablishes the KEEP commitment to projects at the University System of New Hampshire for workforce development.
Senator David Watters (D-Dover), chair of the Senate Capital Budget Committee, released the following statement after the vote:
“The capital budget unanimously passed today helps New Hampshire maintain and enhance our infrastructure—including state-owned buildings, state facilities, and parks—while stimulating workforce development, private business growth and economic opportunity. The projects for which money is appropriated will create jobs for many small and large contracting businesses throughout our state, and the committee worked hard to spread these projects to all corners of the state—from the Connecticut River Valley, to the North Country, to the Southern Border, and the Seacoast.”