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NH GOP Passes Budget Attacking Reproductive Health Care, The DCYF, and Public Schools

Concord, N.H.– Yesterday, Senate Republicans passed an extreme right-wing state budget that includes an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, mandatory ultrasounds, an estimated $90 million dollar cut to education, cuts to the Department of Youth and Families Services, and restrictions on free speech. In response, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: “Chris Sununu and Senate Republicans’ budget is an attack on women’s reproductive freedom, and a disaster for New Hampshire’s working families. The governor’s abortion ban, includes no exceptions for rape or incest and could put doctors in jail for providing care. With this budget, the Governor and his allies in the State Senate are trying to put their anti-choice agenda into law. “In addition to attacking women’s reproductive rights, the budget slashes education funding for local schools by instituting a sweeping, Devos-esque school voucher program, cuts 12 positions from the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and will likely raise property taxes on Granite Stater families and small businesses. “Chris Sununu owns this budget and all of the extreme measures in it. While the Republicans who wrote this budget are clearly committed to making life harder for New Hampshire’s working families, New Hampshire Democrats remain committed to fighting Sununu and the NH GOP every step of the way by continuing our efforts to protect women’s reproductive freedom, increase funding for public education, and ensure property tax relief for Granite Staters.”



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