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Wednesday
May212014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR HASSAN SIGNING THE GAS TAX 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Governor Hassan signing an increase in New Hampshire's gas tax into law:

 

"Today, Governor Hassan burdened the middle class and hurt small businesses in New Hampshire by signing the gas tax into law. A gas tax hike during challenging economic times is wrong for New Hampshire, and it will unfairly burden the middle class and hurt small businesses. Democrat Governor John Lynch was right when he vigorously opposed a gas tax increase and said that the state needs to do a better job managing its existing funds instead of trying to take more money out of the pockets of working families. By supporting this tax increase Governor Maggie Hassan continues to prove that she is no John Lynch, and that she is out of touch with New Hampshire's fiscally responsible values."

 

BACKGROUND

 

Democratic Governor John Lynch opposed an increase in the gas tax: "Before we consider the need for additional revenue - which I don't think is there - we need to manage the funds that we have today, which we are not doing well," he said in a meeting with editors from The Citizen and Foster's Daily Democrat (Lynch Vows To Fight Gas Tax, Laconia Citizen, 8/30/2007)
Wednesday
May212014

Hemingway For Governor - COMMENTS ON GOV. HASSAN SIGNING OF GAS TAX HIKE 

 

 

Manchester, N.H. – NH Governor Maggie Hassan, today, signed a bill into law increasing the gas tax.  Candidate Andrew Hemingway released the following statement in response:

 

"Governor Hassan proudly signed a hike in the gas tax today--putting an increased burden on already struggling New Hampshire families. The answer to our budget woes is better management, not more taxes from already hurting citizens.  This is just more of the same from the Status Quo Gov.  We need innovative, real solutions to the growing budget crisis in the Granite State and constantly going back to the same trough will only hurt our citizens, our small businesses and our economy as a whole.” -- Andrew Hemingway

Thursday
May152014

NH Senate President Statement on Executive Order 

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, issued the following statement today on the Governor’s announcement of a plan to restrict state spending:

 

“I appreciate the Governor’s long overdue announcement of a plan to restrict state spending.  As she recognizes in her letter, the issues facing our state today are not revenue problems, they are spending problems. 

“As Governor Hassan noted, state revenues are slightly above plan for the year as a result of the Senate Republican’s responsible revenue estimates.   I’m also pleased the Governor has finally recognized the necessity of the back of the budget reductions included the budget, and am confident that today’s letter will put to bed ongoing attempts to reopen that discussion. 

“As announced last week, Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester will continue to work with the Departments to evaluate their spending and lapse positions for the current fiscal year in order to prepare legislative leaders should events necessitate additional legislative action.  We welcome the Governor’s involvement in these constructive conversations.”

 

Thursday
May152014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON HASSAN SPENDING HYPOCRISY 

Concord - New Hampshire State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Governor Hassan's Executive Order directing a freeze in generally funded hiring, equipment, purchasing and out-of-state travel:

 

"Today, Governor Maggie Hassan demonstrated once again that she is incapable of effectively managing state government. During her first six months in office, Governor Hassan ignored the hiring freeze imposed by Governor Lynch, and granted every single hiring waiver that was requested of her, 187 in total.  Today's decision to issue a new hiring freeze is the height of hypocrisy and a desperate political stunt designed to distract from her reckless management of state finances.  Her grossly ineffective record as Governor is evident, and New Hampshire residents look forward to replacing her with a fiscally responsible Republican this fall."

 

Background

 

Governor Hassan Ignored the Spending Precedent Set by Governor John Lynch

"A hiring freeze put in place five years ago by Governor John Lynch is doing little to prevent state agencies from filling their vacant positions, as the Governor's Office has issued 436 waivers so far this Fiscal Year. Governor Maggie Hassan has not denied a single request to waive the hiring freeze in her first six months in office. (New Hampshire Watchdog.org, 6/13/2013)

 

Friday
May092014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF ANTI-SCHOOL CHOICE ACTIVIST BILL DUNCAN 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the confirmation of anti-school choice activist Bill Duncan to the State Board of Education:

 

"Bill Duncan is the wrong person for this important position because he is a radical anti-school choice activist who has fought tirelessly to limit education opportunities for the needy children. Governor Hassan's decision to nominate Mr. Duncan was simply a favor for the teachers unions who also oppose school choice and are bankrolling her campaign.

 

"Governor Hassan continues to prove that she would rather serve liberal special interest groups than stand up for New Hampshire's families. Her elitist and callous disregard for the most vulnerable student in our community reminds voters that it is time to replace her with a responsible Republican in November."