Budget and Tax committees to work together on State Senate casino Bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - House Speaker Terie Norelli wants her budget and tax writing committees to work together on a Senate casino bill.
Norelli announced Monday that the 45 members - 25 Democrats and 20 Republicans - who are the members of the Finance and Ways and Means committees will form a joint panel to handle the bill.
Norelli said Finance Chairwoman Mary Jane Wallner, a Concord Democrat, will chair the joint panel.
The Senate bill would legalize one casino and is supported by Gov. Maggie Hassan who counted on $80 million from licensing fees to fund her budget. The House has never passed a casino bill and did not count on the revenue in the budget it passed to the Senate last week.