NH GOP - WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT GOVERNOR HASSAN'S BUDGET VETO THREAT

"Nuts, As Well As Incorrect"; "Uncharacteristically Partisan"; "Worried About The Uncertainty"; "May Not Have Been Telling The Truth"; "Cheap (And False) Partisan Talking Point"; "Strange Way To Look Out For New Hampshire Small Businesses"

 

Associated Press: "Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan Is Taking A Strong Stand Against Republican Plans To Reduce The State's Two Major Business Taxes" (Kathleen Ronayne, "Hassan takes strong stand against business tax cuts," Associated Press, 6/18/15)

 

Concord Monitor: "Advocates Fear A Veto Could Jeopardize Those Small Advances. They Are Worried About The Uncertainty A Veto Would Create" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

 

  • "Best Budget We've Seen In Years" "'This is really, from our perspective, the best budget we've seen in years,' said Gina Balkus, an advocate for home health agencies. 'We hope our needs don't get lost in the political fray that results from a veto.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)
  • "The Uncertainty That It Creates Is The Biggest Problem" "'The uncertainty that it creates is the biggest problem,' said Jeff Dickinson, Advocacy Director for Granite State Independent Living.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

 

Nashua Telegraph: "Republicans Called Her A "#Liar," And Maybe They Were Right" (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15)

 

  • "A Suspension of Belief That's Hard To Muster" "To believe that the "V-word" had not been uttered in the inner sanctums of the governor's office by the time Woodburn brought it up on the Senate floor requires a suspension of belief that's hard to muster." (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15) 
     
  • "Hassan May Not Have Been Telling The Truth" "So, yes, Hassan may not have been telling the truth." (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15)

 

NH1: "Liberal Base Of Her Party Rallying" "...she has the liberal base of her party rallying to her with fervor that surely has not been seen since her re-election campaign last fall." (Kevin Landrigan, "NH1 News Political Report: June 18, 2015", NH1, 6/19/15)

 

  • "Largely Irrelevant In Crafting The State Budget" "After being largely irrelevant in crafting the state budget over the past several months, Hassan is about to use the one tool she has..." (Kevin Landrigan, "NH1 News Political Report: June 18, 2015", NH1, 6/19/15)

 

Union Leader: "Nuts, As Well As Incorrect" "Gov. Maggie Hassan last week claimed that New Hampshire business taxes really are taxes on out-of-state businesses. Therefore, we don't need to cut them. This is nuts, as well as incorrect." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)

 

  • "Hassan is wrong to suggest that this negates the need to cut rates" "But even if most business tax revenue is generated by companies with out-of-state headquarters, Hassan is wrong to suggest that this negates the need to cut rates." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)
  • "Seems Not To Occur To The Governor" "Lower rates will make New Hampshire more attractive, higher rates less attractive, regardless of where a company is based. Furthermore, assuming out-of-state companies do generate more than half of New Hampshire business tax revenue, one might wonder why New Hampshire, with the fourth-worst corporate tax burden in the nation (even Washington, D.C.'s is better), would have such a large portion of its business tax revenue paid by companies based outside the state. This seems not to occur to the governor." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)
  • "Strange Way To Look Out For New Hampshire Small Businesses" "Worst of all, though, Hassan ignores the effect of the state's high business tax rates on New Hampshire businesses. To generate a cheap (and false) partisan talking point - that Republicans put out-of-state corporate interests first - she consigns New Hampshire businesses to continuing to pay the third-highest state corporate tax burden in the nation. That is one strange way to look out for New Hampshire small businesses." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)

 

WMUR: "Departure From Her Traditional Approach Of Portraying Herself As Bipartisan" "Hassan's veto threat...was a departure from her traditional approach of portraying herself as bipartisan, willing to work across the proverbial aisle to reach compromise..." (John DiStaso, "Analysis: Is Hassan now leaning against US Senate run?" WMUR, 6/19/15)

 

  • "Uncharacteristically Partisan" "Critics say she went uncharacteristically partisan..." (John DiStaso, "Analysis: Is Hassan now leaning against US Senate run?", WMUR, 6/19/15)

 

WMUR: "Morse Fired Back At The Governor...'Make No Mistake. If Gov. Hassan Vetoes Our Smart And Sensible Budget, It's Only Because Of Narrow Special Interests And Her Ambition For Higher Office,' He Said." (Josh McElveen, "Hassan promises veto of Republican-led budget plan", WMUR, 6/18/15)

 

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