Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Governor Hassan asking her fellow Democrats to override her own veto of the state operating budget:
"After endlessly demonizing the Legislature's fiscally responsible budget, it is embarrassing that Governor Hassan has been forced to pressure her fellow Democrats in the Legislature to override her own veto of the state budget. Instead of playing partisan games and bringing Washington, DC-style gridlock to New Hampshire, Governor Hassan should have worked across the aisle during the normal session instead of putting New Hampshire through months of fiscal uncertainty and depriving critical state services of necessary funding increases. Unfortunately, New Hampshire has paid the price for the governor's failed leadership and politically-motivated decision to veto the budget. A New Hampshire governor accepting the override of a budget veto is unprecedented, and Governor Hassan has been forced to do so just so that she can announce her plans to run for United States Senate."