- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Those curious about the details of the two year state spending plan Gov. Maggie Hassan plans to veto can attend a briefing by state budget writers this week.

Members of the legislative budget assistant’s office will give a presentation on the $11.3 billion spending plan on Tuesday afternoon.

Lawmakers are preparing to vote Wednesday on the plan, although Hassan has already vowed to veto it in its current form. The budget will likely pass the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines.

The plan closely mirrors one recently passed by the Senate. It increases spending for substance abuse and mental health programs, boosts state aide for public and charter schools and cuts the rate of two major business taxes. It does not fund a negotiated pay raise for state employees.

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