NRSC - Governor Hassan Sets The Table For A Government Shutdown



Governor Hassan Sets The Table For A Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – In her speech today before the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Governor Maggie Hassan set the table for a government shutdown as she offered sharp words towards Republicans legislators who’ve attempted to responsibly pass a budget that will keep the state government open.   

According to reports, Hassan’s latest complaint with the budget are tax incentives that will help small business owners create jobs.

As the Nashua Telegraph reports:

"[Governor Hassan] repeatedly criticized the Republicans’ push to cut the Business Profits Tax and Business Enterprise Tax over the next four years. Advocates say this will attract new businesses and allow current firms to grow, since New Hampshire has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the country." (David Brooks, Hassan Critical Of GOP Budget Priorities, The Nashua Telegraph, 06/16/15)

“Everyday Maggie Hassan is looking for an excuse to veto the GOP’s budget that will keep the government open, her latest complaint is the tax incentives that will create jobs,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Instead of rooting for a government shutdown, Hassan should be working with legislators to keep the state open.”


Governor Hassan Has Refused To Rule Out A Vetoing The State’s Budget Which Would Shut The Government Down. “Hassan has been highly critical of the $11.3 billion budget passed by the Senate, particularly its lack of funding for continuing the state’s Medicaid expansion program. Hassan says she hopes to work with Republican leadership on reaching a compromise on the budget, but has not ruled out a veto.” (Senate, House Leaders: Talk Of Government Shutdown 'Unfounded', New Hampshire Public Radio, 06/11/15)

State Senator Woodburn Said The Budget Is On The Brink Of A Hassan Veto. “During the Senate budget debate, the Democrats' Leader, Senator 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)