NHDP Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on Governor Hassan's Budget Address

Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement in response to Governor Maggie Hassan's Budget Address.


"Governor Hassan fulfilled the promise she made throughout the campaign to deliver a fiscally responsible, balanced budget that begins to restore our priorities so we can create jobs and support a strong middle class," said Buckley


"It was disappointing and sad to see the Republican Party lash out before the Governor even presented her plan, making clear they remain firmly in the grasp of their far right Tea Party backers. While Governor Hassan is working to build an innovative economic future, Republicans who devastated our state in the last budget want to continue hurting our people and crippling our communities. The people of New Hampshire won't let that happen, they will stand behind Governor Hassan's fiscally responsible, balanced plan to build a brighter economic future for all Granite Staters."


"Governor Hassan has presented a fiscally responsible budget, balanced without an income or sales tax, that keeps state general fund spending 7 percent below 2008 levels. It is a strong road map to take us forward in building a more innovative economy so businesses can create middle class jobs," said Buckley