- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire House and Senate negotiators are still working on a compromise on a fix for a tax on hospitals to avoid a deep budget shortfall.

Negotiators met briefly Wednesday to discuss whether legislation can address constitutional questions raised by two lower court rulings on the tax. They then recessed until Thursday morning.

Legislative leaders, representatives from the hospitals and Gov. Maggie Hassan have been meeting privately to try to reach a deal before Friday afternoon’s legislative deadline.

Two lower court judges have found the tax unconstitutional, which brings in about $185 million annually. Hospitals get some of the money back in aid and payments for treating Medicaid patients. The state kept $72 million this year for general state spending.

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