Shut Down Looms As Hassan Refuses To Work Across The Aisle On Budget


Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched the Governor Hassan Shutdown Clock that counts down to midnight on June 30, 2015, when the New Hampshire government will shut down if a budget is not passed. Governor Hassan is privately informing members of her own party that New Hampshire is "on the brink of a veto" that could threaten state services because she refuses to compromise with the Legislature.


"Instead of working across the aisle on a bipartisan budget, Governor Hassan is launching partisan political attacks and pushing New Hampshire state government to the brink of a disastrous shutdown," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Senate's commonsense budget proposal lives within our means, compromises on funding increases for core public services and cuts taxes for Granite State job creators. It is shameful that Governor Hassan would prefer to shut down the government and focus on her United States Senate campaign instead of working with the Legislature to move New Hampshire forward."


As of this writing, there are 20 days, 12 hours and 52 minutes until Governor Hassan's Government Shutdown.




During the Senate budget debate, the Democrats' leader, Sen. Jeff Woodburn said the budget "is on the brink of a veto," (State House Dome: Budget compromise faces loose deadline, Union Leader, Garry Rayno, 6/6/2015)