Dem Candidates Endorse Status Quo by Opposing Widely Supported Education Plan

Concord, NH – Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley are showing their true partisan stripes this week with their radical opposition to an education plan that has broad support, will give voters a say in our schools and prevent a broad-based tax increase.

“Just when you thought New Hampshire Democrats couldn’t be more out of touch, Maggie and Jackie prove you wrong,” said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald.  “Not only do they oppose a plan that their Democrat governor supports, but in doing so they are forcing onto Granite Staters a new broad based tax which would hurt job growth and make it harder for families to make ends meet.”

House and Senate leaders came to an agreement with Governor John Lynch recently on an education amendment that, if passed and approved by voters on the ballot, would give Granite Staters a say over how to improve our educational system.

“Maggie and Jackie talk a big game about improving our schools, but when it comes time to roll up your sleeves and solve problems they fall in line with special interests and refuse to give voters, especially parents, a voice,” Chairman MacDonald added.  “New Hampshire simply cannot afford the type of failed leadership offered by either Maggie Hassan or Jackie Cilley.”

Background Info: “Democratic Candidates for Governor at Odds with Lynch on Proposed Education Funding Amendment,” New Hampshire Union Leader, 6/1/2012