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Friday
Jun262015

NH Senate President’s Statement on Governor ’s Budget Veto 

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) released the following statement in response to Governor Hassan’s budget veto.

“I am extremely disappointed in Governor Hassan’s action to veto the budget because it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and our state’s neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations. In addition, the veto puts on hold important business tax reductions that are designed to create jobs and stimulate New Hampshire’s business economy,” said Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem).

“The Governor’s budget veto shows that her priorities continue to be centered on narrow-minded special interests and not the good of New Hampshire citizens.”

“Although I still believe that a veto is unnecessary, the Continuing Resolution will keep State Government operating while we resume our work in order to produce a budget we can all agree on.”

Friday
Jun262015

NHGOP BLASTS GOVERNOR HASSAN'S RECKLESS BUDGET VETO 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding GovernorHassan's budget veto:

 

"Governor Hassan's politically-motivated veto is both reckless and irresponsible. The budget passed by the Legislature would have kept taxes low, funded critical state services and lived within our means. Governor Hassan has ignored the clear warnings of serious concerns voiced by business leaders and health advocates about the consequences of her actions. The governor's irresponsible veto deprives important programs of crucial funding increases and jeopardizes job growth in New Hampshire."

 

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Friday
Jun262015

NRSC - WMUR: Gov. Hassan vetoes budget passed by NH House, Senate 

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NOTE: Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, released a statement disagreeing with the veto. “I am extremely disappointed in Governor Hassan’s action to veto the budget because it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and our state’s neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations. In addition, the veto puts on hold important business tax reductions that are designed to create jobs and stimulate New Hampshire’s business economy,” Morse said in the statement.

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoes budget passed by NH House, Senate
Wrangling Over State Budget Likely To Continue For Months
WMUR
KC Downey
June 25, 2015
http://www.wmur.com/politics/gov-maggie-hassan-vetos-budget-passed-by-nh-house-senate/33768860

Gov. Maggie Hassan made true on her word Thursday and vetoed the budget passed Wednesday along party lines in the NH House and Senate.

“By the authority vested in me, pursuant to part II, Article 44 of the New Hampshire Constitution, on June 25, 2015, I have vetoed House Bills 1 and 2, making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017," Hassan said in a press release Thursday.

Hassan said the spending plan creates a $90 million hole by offering corporate tax breaks.

Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, released a statement disagreeing with the veto.

“I am extremely disappointed in Governor Hassan’s action to veto the budget because it blocks important funding increases that support state agencies and our state’s neediest citizens and creates uncertainty within these organizations. In addition, the veto puts on hold important business tax reductions that are designed to create jobs and stimulate New Hampshire’s business economy,” Morse said in the statement.

The current budget expires next week, but the governor has signed a continuing resolution to keep the government running under the current conditions for another six months.

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Friday
Jun262015

NH House - Speaker Jasper statement 

 

The following statement was released this morning by Speaker of the House Shawn N. Jasper in response to Governor Hassan’s veto of the state budget.

 

“Governor Hassan’s veto of the state budget certainly comes as no surprise since she threatened  to do so long before we had finished the budget process.  What is particularly disappointing is that she has chosen to put her own political agenda ahead of the people of New Hampshire who are in most need of our help,  as well as the future economy of our state.  She has chosen to veto a budget which reduces business taxes over the next five years, affecting companies that provide 95% of the private sector jobs in the state. She has chosen to veto a budget  that provides much needed funding in our fight against substance abuse, increases funding for local schools and higher education, invests in our state’s continued efforts to improve our infrastructure, ensures public safety, and appropriates more money for health and human services than we have ever budgeted before.  In short, this governor has chosen to turn her back on the real people of New Hampshire.   I am concerned that her decision today will create a hardship for the men and women of our state who are most in need of our services.”

 

Friday
Jun262015

Citizens For A Strong NH - Hassan's politically motivated veto 

 

Governor Hassan Vetoes Budget

(June 25, 2015) - Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement in response to Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto:

 

"The budget passed by New Hampshire's House and Senate was a fair proposal that funded our state's priorities while keeping taxes and spending low. Regrettably, in the mold of many Washington politicians, she has proven once again that she refuses to embrace new ideas on how to grow our economy.

"Granite Staters deserve a hardworking governor who puts their families and small businesses first. Instead, they have a partisan Washington puppet who would rather veto a budget that moves New Hampshire forward in order to energize her liberal base as she looks towards the next step in her own political career."