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Caught on Video: Uncompromising Hassan
In recent weeks, there have been news reports of serious consequences resulting from Governor Maggie Hassan's politically motivated veto of the state's budget.

The impact has been especially harmful to New Hampshire's ability to fight a growing heroin epidemic. 
Fortunately, Members of the State House and State Senate have their first opportunity to override her veto on September 16th, but in the meantime, leadership has been offering compromise proposals to try and encourage the governor to stop blocking a reasonable budget from becoming law.

As seen in the video of our interaction with her, regrettably, Governor Hassan still refuses to sign the House and Senate-passed budget into law, or endorse a proposed compromise budget.

It is time for someone in Governor Maggie Hassan's office to inform her that the New Hampshire State House and State Senate have already offered up multiple versions of a budget for her to sign. While she says she is willing to compromise, our state's chief executive's record throughout the current budget process has proven otherwise.

The governor needs to stop playing politics, and start thinking about the severe implications her unwillingness to sign a state budget is having on so many New Hampshire residents. The fact is that countless Granite Staters suffer as Maggie Hassan refuses to sign a budget simply for her own political gain.

One Percent: Our FOIA lawsuit heads to court 
One percent. That's how many Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases actually go to trial. Most get resolved without one, but just this week, we've learned that our FOIA litigation against the IRS has survived the IRS' motion for summary judgment and will be set for trial.
For nearly a year, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has been entrenched in a battle to obtain the truth for every Granite Stater.
Last year, with the help of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), we filed a FOIA request with the IRS to gain information on the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, and to seek information on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's involvement.
Through our FOIA lawsuit, not only will the IRS be forced to provide sufficient answers, but the government may also be on the verge of having to finally publicly identify, and actually account for, the contents of the numerous email accounts used by Lois Lerner to conduct official IRS business.
So, as you can see, we are making progress, however, we have a long, expensive road ahead of us. If you can help, please consider donating by clicking HERE.

We believe that every Granite Stater and American deserves the truth and that is why we are continuing our fight.

You can also click HERE to read WMUR's coverage of the story.

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