As of mid-July, we await a resolution to the 2016-17 biennial budget impasse. In late June, Governor Hassan vetoed the House/Senate proposed budget (click here to read her veto message), causing the state to go into “continuing resolution” mode. This means operating on six-month temporary plan based on last year’s budget numbers.

Legislators now must come together to craft a compromise budget. With Senate Finance Chair Chuck Morse out of the country until late August, it doesn’t look like there will be any solution in coming weeks. In fact, expectations are that the work won’t really begin in earnest until September.

Once again, it is not certain at this point what the impact on funding for Developmental Services will be, but it is clear there will be cuts across the board. We will keep you posted as we learn more in coming weeks and months.