Citizens For A Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter


Demanding Information: A Right to Know Request of Hassan's Office 


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire filed a Right to Know request with Governor Maggie Hassan's office this week. We are requesting all correspondences to and from the governor and her staff between the dates of January 3, 2013 (her first inauguration) and July 8, 2015. We are also requesting all information pertaining to her taxpayer-funded travel between those dates.

In recent months, Governor Hassan has appeared to use budget negotiations and her vetoes to further her political career at the expense of Granite Staters like you. News reports pertaining to conversations between Governor Hassan and US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid have also raised concerns regarding her use of the corner office, and taxpayer-funded resources, to further her future political ambitions. Thus, Granite Staters deserve to the ability to ensure that none of their money has never been inappropriately used for political gain. 

You can click HERE to read the full Right to Know request. WMUR and the Union Leader also covered our belief that Governor Hassan owes it to her constituents to release all of this information immediately. 

Fighting the IRS: They Finally Hand Over Important Documents to a Judge 

In a major step in the right direction regarding our lawsuit against the IRS, with the help of the ACLJ, we have finally forced the IRS to turn over previously withheld documents to a federal judge. 

Earlier last week, the IRS complied with a court order requiring it to turn over key documents in our ongoing FOIA lawsuit against the IRS. The documents likely consist of approximately fifty-one pages of correspondences exchanged between Senator Shaheen or Congresswoman Shea-Porter and select IRS officials including Lois Lerner.  


You can read more HERE at the ACLJ's website, and in WMUR's coverage of the story.

Vetoing Your Second Amendment Rights: Hassan Stands Against New Hampshire's Values Once Again

Earlier this week, Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed SB 116, a bipartisan bill that would have eliminated the license requirement to conceal firearms.


Governor Hassan's veto of SB 116 was yet another example of our state's chief executive ignoring New Hampshire values and embracing liberal special interests simply for the benefit of her own political career. To say we are disappointed in her actions is an understatement, but given her continuous record of stonewalling bipartisan legislation to keep Washington liberals happy, we are not surprised.


Vetoing this bipartisan bill did nothing more than support Second Amendment restrictions on those who obey the law. While extreme out-of-state donors might be cheering her actions, law abiding Granite Staters are the ones who will suffer.


A More Expensive Vacation: Remembering Hassan's "Tent Tax"

As thousands of New Hampshire families and out-of-state tourists head to Granite State campgrounds this summer, it is important for them to remember that if Governor Maggie Hassan had her way back in 2009, this could be a much more costly summer.

Furthermore, many of the campgrounds that existed then likely would have been forced to close down by now due to what became known as the costly and absurd "Tent Tax."

Click HERE to lean more about Governor Maggie Hassan's Campground Tax that could have killed jobs and forced New Hampshire families to pay more to enjoy our beautiful state.

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