Governor Hassan’s Budget Requests Bureaucrat To Run New Hampshire So She Can Run For Senate
WASHINGTON – In a sly effort to spend more time plotting her campaign for Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan recently submitted a budget which outsourced her duties as New Hampshire’s CEO.
“Governor Hassan’s request for a taxpayer funded CEO to run New Hampshire is an admission that she’s either incapable of being Governor or wants to spend more time planning her Senate campaign,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “If Hassan can’t do her job now, then why should New Hampshire families send her to Washington?”
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER: “[Charles] Arlinghaus was particularly critical of Hassan's proposal to hire a chief operating officer for the state. ‘The governor is the state's chief operating officer. If we hire someone to do that, we need to stop paying her,’ he said.” (Tim Buckland, State Budget Plan Greeted As Mixed Bag, Union Leader, 02/15/15)
PORTSMOUTH HERALD: “All of this brings me to the most disturbing part of Gov. Hassan’s budget, the ‘hiring’ of a chief operating officer. This is not a hiring, but the outsourcing of the responsibilities that belong with the governor of New Hampshire. This proposal of a ‘state CEO’ is not only insulting to the people of New Hampshire, but a clear indication why our economic future is in the wrong hands. Gov. Hassan is not only admitting she is ill-equipped to handle the duties of governor, but that she is publicly abdicating those very duties she sought and was elected to fulfill. How can we expect our governor to lead us in the right direction if she is unwilling to take responsibility for the daily tasks she was elected to perform? Maybe New Hampshire should worry less about hiring a ‘state CEO,’ and more about electing a governor who understands that she is the ‘state CEO.’” (Jeff Chidster, Guest Columnist, Outsourcing The New Hampshire Governorship, Seacoast Online, 02/15/15)