NHDP - ICYMI: Governor Hassan Lays Out Vision for a Stronger, More Innovative Economic Future

Concord, NH – Yesterday, Governor Maggie Hassan was sworn in for a second term as New Hampshire’s 81st Governor, pledging to continue fighting for the priorities that will support small businesses, expand opportunity for middle class families, and move our economy forward.
Governor Hassan outlined a bold vision for the future where we continue to hold down the cost of higher education, maintain our commitment to ensuring access to quality, affordable health care, and finally raise the minimum wage for hard-working Granite Staters.
See below for a roundup of coverage from Governor Hassan’s inauguration:
WMUR: Governor calls for bipartisan action to help economy
Gov. Maggie Hassan called for a commitment to helping the middle class, strengthening the state's economy and establishing a commuter rail from Boston to Manchester in her second inaugural address Thursday. The governor said the state must adapt to changing economic pressures to help workers, businesses and students.
Click here for full story: http://www.wmur.com/politics/gov-maggie-hassan-to-be-inaugurated-for-second-term/30591214
Union Leader: Gov. Hassan, in inaugural speech, urges creativity and new approaches to address problems
Gov. Maggie Hassan in her inaugural speech Thursday urged lawmakers and the state to take a different approach to solving the state’s problems after she was sworn in for her second term. She touted a creative approach that looks outside the box to bring about solutions to lingering problems such as affordable housing, high energy prices, the escalating cost of higher education and greater opportunities for young people so they do not move out of state.
Click here for full story: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150108/NEWS0621/150109262
Concord Monitor: Hassan focuses on commuter rail, minimum wage and low education costs in inaugural address
Gov. Maggie Hassan kicked off her second term yesterday pledging support to increase the state’s minimum wage and bring a commuter rail from Boston to Nashua and Manchester. In her noontime inaugural address, Hassan framed many of her goals to improve the state’s economic climate – from keeping higher education and health care costs low, to improving access to child care and maintaining Medicaid expansion.
Click here for full story: http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/15139832-95/hassan-focuses-on-commuter-rail-minimum-wage-and-low-education-costs-in-inaugural-address
Nashua Telegraph: Hassan pushes for strong economic growth during inaugural speech
During her second inaugural address, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan called for a stronger commitment to education and low-cost energy to help grow the economy while advocating for the expansion of commuter rail from Boston into the Granite State. Hassan lobbied Thursday for updated science and mathematics benchmarks, as well as a push to retain younger workers by offering services favored by middle-class families during her inaugural address. She also reiterated her support for a higher minimum wage and greater access to health care options, listing them as some of her second term priorities to build an innovation economy.
Click here for full story: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/statenewengland/1054865-469/hassan-pushes-for-strong-economic-growth-during.html
Associated Press: Gov. Hassan highlights rail, energy supply as priorities
Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan put a priority on bringing commuter rail to New Hampshire, increasing the state's natural gas supply and raising the minimum wage in her inaugural address Thursday to kick off her second two-year term.
Click here for full story: http://hosted2.ap.org/NHWLV/43dda9ff6c4347c09d7ecdb8d0d1cdea/Article_2015-01-08-NH--Governor-New%20Hampshire-Inauguration/id-491ea9db1e734b53ae77cd9a59719c01
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua student recognized by Hassan during inauguration
CONCORD – A Nashua High School South student received special recognition Thursday from Gov. Maggie Hassan, who praised the teenager’s innovative purification system and her undaunted attitude in facing the global challenge of providing safe drinking water. […]“It was pretty amazing,” Deepika said. “I’m very honored that (the governor) acknowledged me and I’m also very happy that she’s taking a real interest in science, technology, engineering and math; and education in New Hampshire as a whole.” 
Click here for full story: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1054866-469/nashua-student-recognized-by-hassan-during-inauguration.html
Concord Monitor: After inauguration, governor welcomes visitors to State House reception
When Madison Tucker heard the governor would be hosting an open house at the State House, the 10-year-old immediately knew where she needed to be last night.
“I was like . . .” One moment, actually. Madison paused, eyes widening, to properly illustrate her reaction to this particular classroom announcement from her teacher at Christa McAuliffe School in Concord. She gasped. Moving on. “I need to tell my father,” she thought, “because I need to go. I want to meet her.”
Click here for full story: http://www.concordmonitor.com/photos/15143587-95/after-inauguration-governor-welcomes-visitors-to-state-house-reception
NHPR: State House Open House Features Made In New Hampshire Goods
Following the inauguration ceremonies earlier in the day, the State House was opened to the public last night for children’s activities, music and more. Governor Hassan was on hand to meet with residents and take pictures. In the State House cafeteria, local businesses showcased their products like apples with edible prints on the skin, toffee and wine stoppers.
Click here for full story: http://nhpr.org/post/state-house-open-house-features-made-new-hampshire-goods