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Saturday
Aug292015

NH GOP - ICYMI: CLAIM HASSAN BUDGET RAISES $100 MILLION IN TAXES AND FEES ACCURATE 

Independent Fact Checking Organization Backs Up Tax And Fee Claim
 
"Governor Hassan's fiscally irresponsible budget would devastate New Hampshire's already sluggish economy by raising taxes and fees on working families by over $100 million. It is unacceptable that the governor continues to refuse to compromise with the Legislature and hold New Hampshire's economy hostage to her political ambitions." - NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn
 
PolitiFact: "The $100 Million Number Can Be Defended" "Given the revenue numbers that Hassan cited in her February budget -- regardless of any quotes or citations applied to the ad -- the $100 million number can be defended as long as both taxes and fees are included." (Clay Wirestone, "Americans for Prosperity calls NH Gov. Maggie Hassan's budget proposal a tax increase," PolitiFact.com, 8/27/15)
 
PolitiFact: "Tax And Fee Changes The Governor Put Together... Easily Adds Up To $100 Million" "And looking at a list of tax and fee changes the governor put together in February -- including the tweaks to the tax code -- easily adds up to $100 million." (Clay Wirestone, "Americans for Prosperity calls NH Gov. Maggie Hassan's budget proposal a tax increase," PolitiFact.com, 8/27/15)
 
PolitiFact: "21-Cent Increase In The Cigarette Tax" "A 21-cent increase in the cigarette tax. Her budget proposal from February says this would raise $39.2 million, while her July revision predicts an extra $32.6 million." (Clay Wirestone, "Americans for Prosperity calls NH Gov. Maggie Hassan's budget proposal a tax increase," PolitiFact.com, 8/27/15)
 
PolitiFact: "$5 Increase To Register Vehicles, As Well As A Hike In Title Fees" "A $5 increase to register vehicles, as well as a hike in title fees...It totals about $29.4 million." (Clay Wirestone, "Americans for Prosperity calls NH Gov. Maggie Hassan's budget proposal a tax increase," PolitiFact.com, 8/27/15)
 
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Saturday
Aug292015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Sen. Forrester: "State wins with a budget veto override"
 
State Senator Jeanie Forrester, who is the chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, penned an extremely well-written piece for the Concord Monitor this week regarding the importance of the state Legislature overriding Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the budget.

In it, Senator Forrester wrote; "On Sept. 16th, the Legislature will return to the State House to vote on Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. My hope is that legislators on both sides of the aisle will join together to override the veto so that New Hampshire will have a new budget that best addresses our citizens needs. My fear is that if we don't, people and programs will continue to suffer."

Click HERE to read her entire piece in the Concord Monitor.
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: Hospitals suffer
 
Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction will be completed this October, and the Republican-passed budget included funding to open the unit, it can't be staffed specifically due to Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the state's budget.

Click HERE to read the full article.
 
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: State parks could have been force to close 
 
A significant amount of tourism dollars might have been another casualty because of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto if it was not for a vote this week by the Legislature to approve emergency funding to keep state parks open.

On Wednesday, New Hampshire Public Radio reported that state parks would be forced to close specifically at a time when tourists visit our state to take in the fall foliage due to a lapse in funding. Fortunately, as reported by the Union Leader, the Legislature acted and state parks will not have to close, however it was yet another reminder of the serious consequences of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto.  
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
 
Wednesday
Aug262015

NRSC - New Hampshire Hospital Crisis Unit Delayed Due to Hassan Veto 

NRSC

 

Good Morning,

Governor Maggie Hassan's irresponsible budget veto continues to have serious consequences for New Hampshire citizens.

As the Concord Monitor explains explains, a new mental health unit at New Hampshire Hospital will not be opening this fall due to a lack of the very resources included in the budget that Hassan vetoed:

  • ...a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won’t open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction on the mental health unit is now set to complete in October, the unit can’t be staffed until a state spending plan in place. And even then, officials said, the hiring process to fill the unit’s 32 positions will take anywhere from three to nine months...Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a Republican-crafted budget in June that included money to get the crisis unit staffed and operational. 

Check out the devastating WMUR-TV clip holding Hassan accountable for her irresponsible veto ...

 
Wednesday
Aug262015

NHGOP - STATEMENT ON LIBERAL, OUT OF STATE GOVERNOR APPEARANCE IN NH 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on liberal, out-of-state politician Dannel Malloy lecturing New Hampshire on funding an organization accused of criminal activity:
 
"Granite Staters do not appreciate liberal, fiscally irresponsible, out-of-state politicians like Dannel Malloy who come to our state and lecture us about how to run our state government. Planned Parenthood has been accused of engaging in criminal activity and the United States Congress as well as thirteen governors have launched investigations into this scandal-plagued organization. Given the serious and legitimate accusations that have been made against Planned Parenthood, there is no good reason to give them New Hampshire taxpayer dollars while these investigations are ongoing.
 
"Planned Parenthood has donated thousands of dollars to Governor Hassan's political campaigns, so it is not surprising that she has refused to launch her own investigation. It's time for Governor Hassan to stop playing politics and put the interests of New Hampshire women ahead of Planned Parenthood by working with the Executive Council to find alternate health care providers that are not immersed in scandal."
 
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Wednesday
Aug262015

NH GOP - ICYMI: FURTHER CONSEQUENCES OF HASSAN'S RECKLESS BUDGET VETO 

"Governor Hassan's politically-motivated veto of the state budget, which included expected increases in funding for New Hampshire hospitals and mental health units, is putting unnecessary pressure on local emergency rooms and causing chaos in New Hampshire's healthcare system. The most vulnerable Granite Staters are paying the price for the governor's reckless budget veto and continued refusal to compromise. Instead of engaging in dishonest political rhetoric, Governor Hassan should focus her efforts on coming to a reasonable compromise with the Legislature to reverse the devastating impact of her budget veto." - Jennifer Horn, NHGOP Chairman
 
Associated Press: "State's Health Department Doesn't Have The Money To Staff And Open The Crisis Unit" "Now operating on fiscal year 2015 levels, the state's health department doesn't have the money to staff and open the crisis unit."(Staff, "Budget Stalemate Delays Opening Of 10-Bed Mental Health Unit," Associated Press, 8/25/15)
  • "The Delay Puts A Continued Strain On Local Emergency Rooms" "Officials say the delay puts a continued strain on local emergency rooms that can start sending patients to the crisis unit once it is up and running." (Staff, "Budget Stalemate Delays Opening Of 10-Bed Mental Health Unit," Associated Press, 8/25/15)
Concord Monitor: "Gov. Maggie Hassan Vetoed A Republican-Crafted Budget In June That Included Money To Get The Crisis Unit Staffed And Operational." (Allie Morris, "State budget impasse delays opening of crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital," Concord Monitor, 8/24/15)
  • "A New Ten-Bed Crisis Unit At New Hampshire Hospital Won't Open To Patients This Summer, As Previously Planned" "Continued wrangling over the state budget means a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open to patients this summer, as previously planned." (Allie Morris, "State budget impasse delays opening of crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital," Concord Monitor, 8/24/15)
WMUR: "10-Bed Mental Health Crisis Unit At New Hampshire Hospital Won't Open As Planned" "The state budget stalemate means a 10-bed mental health crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open as planned this fall." (Staff, "State budget stalemate delays opening of 10-bed mental health unit," WMUR, 8/24/15)
  • "Money To Hire Staff And Operate The Unit Was To Be Included In The 2016-2017 Budget That Gov. Maggie Hassan Vetoed" "The 2014-2015 state budget included money to build the new crisis unit, but money to hire staff and operate the unit was to be included in the 2016-2017 budget that Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed." (Staff, "State budget stalemate delays opening of 10-bed mental health unit," WMUR, 8/24/15)
  • "The Longer The Delay, The Longer Emergency Rooms Feel A Squeeze." (Staff, "State budget stalemate delays opening of 10-bed mental health unit," WMUR, 8/24/15)
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