Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Governor Hassan's annual budget address:

"Two years ago, Governor Hassan was embarrassed when her budget proposal fell apart after the legislature rejected gambling revenue that she had hoped would cover her reckless spending increases. Hassan's decision to include more imaginary gambling revenue in her latest proposal proves that she didn't learn her lesson and that she is out of new ideas to balance the budget.

"Governor Hassan's proposed billion dollar spending increase and reckless tax increases demonstrate her lack of commitment to New Hampshire's fiscally responsible values. The governor's budget is a the wrong approach, and it will threaten New Hampshire's fiscal integrity."