Concord - New Hampshire State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Governor Hassan's Executive Order directing a freeze in generally funded hiring, equipment, purchasing and out-of-state travel:
"Today, Governor Maggie Hassan demonstrated once again that she is incapable of effectively managing state government. During her first six months in office, Governor Hassan ignored the hiring freeze imposed by Governor Lynch, and granted every single hiring waiver that was requested of her, 187 in total. Today's decision to issue a new hiring freeze is the height of hypocrisy and a desperate political stunt designed to distract from her reckless management of state finances. Her grossly ineffective record as Governor is evident, and New Hampshire residents look forward to replacing her with a fiscally responsible Republican this fall."
Governor Hassan Ignored the Spending Precedent Set by Governor John Lynch
"A hiring freeze put in place five years ago by Governor John Lynch is doing little to prevent state agencies from filling their vacant positions, as the Governor's Office has issued 436 waivers so far this Fiscal Year. Governor Maggie Hassan has not denied a single request to waive the hiring freeze in her first six months in office. (New Hampshire Watchdog.org, 6/13/2013)