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GOP criticizes Dems' budget for NH

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - House Republicans are criticizing their Democratic colleagues' spending priorities in the proposed 2-year state budget.

Republican state Rep. Neal Kurk, a member of the House budget committee, said Monday the $11 billion budget will cost county property taxpayers more money to care for the poor and elderly in nursing homes. He said state aid to counties would be his top priority for additional funding. Kurk said his second priority would be to fund new school construction projects.

Republicans said they intend to offer a few amendments to the budget when the Democratic controlled House votes to make their points.

The House Finance Committee spent 90 minutes later in the day explaining the plan to lawmakers.

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