Hassan refusing to work across the aisle, privately warns of veto
Concord - In an interview today with NH1, Governor Hassan mislead Granite Staters about her private threats to veto a bipartisan budget compromise. Hassan dishonestly stated, "nobody's talking about [a budget veto] right now," despite the fact that her own Democrat Senate Leader Jeff Woodburn recently said that the budget "is on the brink of a veto."
"It is clear that Governor Hassan is misleading Granite Staters and refusing to tell the truth about her private veto threats. After informing Senator Woodburn and the Democrat Senate caucus of her veto plans behind closed doors, the governor is now telling a different story to the public," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Current and former state employees have contacted the New Hampshire Republican Party to inform us that Governor Hassan has told department heads to prepare for the potential of a budget veto. It is unacceptable for Governor Hassan to deliberately mislead Granite Staters about her private veto threat that will put critical state services at risk. It's time for Governor Hassan to stop focusing on her plans to run for United States Senate, start working with the Legislature on a bipartisan budget and immediately rule out a disastrous veto."
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)
Gov. Hassan said...any talk of a potential budget veto is premature. 'Nobody's talking about that right now.' (Governor Hassan not ready to use 'V word' in state budget talks, NH1, Jeff Wade, 6/12/15)