Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Governor Maggie Hassan's state of the state address:
"Governor Maggie Hassan offered no new ideas or real proposals to move New Hampshire forward and create more economic opportunity for middle class families. She missed an important opportunity to layout a bold vision for the future of our state and instead used this speech to lay the groundwork for her support of a disastrous gas tax increase.
"A gas tax hike during tough economic times will punish working families, hurt small businesses and kill jobs. Granite Staters shouldn't be forced to pay more at the pump simply because Governor Hassan is unwilling to do her job and look for ways to control spending and eliminate government waste and inefficiency. She continues to remind voters that she lacks the commitment to fiscal discipline that they expect from their governor."