But for some municipalities, the lack of a budget will mean layoffs in a month or so, said Mayor Paul Grenier of Berlin.
With the budget passed in the House and Senate, Berlin was looking at getting an extra $4.2 million over and above what the governor had planned. Now, Grenier said, they will be losing $230,000 in current state aid for this year and will be forced to layoff people.
“We’re likely talking 10 to 15 positions,” by the end of August, he said. “I am angry and disappointed.” Going into the meeting, Grenier, a Democrat who formerly supported Sununu, said he expected to hear a “snow job.”