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Saturday
Sep272014

NH DHHS - Celebrating Forty Years of WIC Services in New Hampshire

WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2014

WHERE: Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Avenue

Concord, NH



TIME: 8:00 a.m.







The New Hampshire WIC Nutrition Program will be holding an event to



celebrate 40 years of WIC services in New Hampshire. A daylong event will



be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord starting at 8:00 AM



and ending at 4:15 PM. Approximately 90 WIC staff at the State and local



offices will be attending. The program will include a morning welcome from



the Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas



and a lunchtime congratulations from Kurt Messner, the USDA Northeast



Regional Administrator. Confirmed dignitaries include U.S. Representative



Ann McLane Kuster, who will speak in the morning, and a representative from



Governor Margaret Hassan’s office, who will present a WIC 40th Anniversary



proclamation. Awards will be presented to State and local WIC agency staff



with 25 or more years of service and to grocery stores in the State that



have accepted WIC vouchers for the entire 40 years

Wednesday
Sep242014

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE 

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE

 


 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched  www.taxinhassan.com, a website dedicated to chronicling Governor Maggie Hassan's failed fiscal leadership and support for reckless tax increases and spending. 


 
"Throughout her political career, Governor Maggie Hassan has supported reckless tax increases and failed to provide fiscally responsible leadership for New Hampshire. Instead of managing state spending, Hassan proposed a bloated state budget that would have burdened working families and small business with more taxes and fees," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Republican Majority in the State Senate can only do so much to put the brakes on Governor Hassan's tax and spend agenda. It's time to put a proven leader and responsible manager like Walt Havenstein in the corner office."


 
Granite Staters can learn more about Maggie Hassan's fiscally irresponsible track record at www.taxinhassan.com.  The site will be updated throughout the election season.

Friday
Sep192014

Citizens For A Strong NH - Hiding!

 

 

Click image to visit www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com
Fellow Granite Stater,

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's new microsite, 
www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com, conveys an important message... 

Our elected officials are hiding
It's no secret. Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster refuse to hold open Town Hall meetings with you because of their disastrous records.

 

Who can blame them though? Under their watch, Obamacare is collapsing. Our foreign policy is failing. Our porous southern and northern borders are open to both terrorists and illegal immigrants. While taxes increase, our debt and deficits are skyrocketing. However, it is still
no excuse for refusing to meet with your constituents.
To ensure more New Hampshire residents see 
www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com, we are up with ads promoting it, but we desperately need your help.

In order to reach thousands more Granite Staters over the coming days, we need you to click HERE to help us raise
$10,000 more in the next 24 hours.  

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has been actively fighting for your beliefs in Washington and Concord for almost two years. You know how effective our organization has been, but we need your help to continue our efforts.

Please click HERE and donate to help us reach our $10,000 goal. 
Thursday
Sep182014

Citizens For A Strong NH - Release: www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com 

 

New microsite focuses on Hassan's, Shaheen's, Shea-Porter's, and Kuster's refusal to hold Town Halls:

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(September 17, 2014) - Today, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is launching a new microsite at www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com.  The site focuses on the failed votes and policy positions Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) have taken, and highlights them as a reason for why the four aforementioned elected officials are hiding from Granite Staters with their refusal to hold public Town Hall meetings. 

Last month, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire launched a smaller site and a web video focusing solely on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's record.

www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com, which will be an offshoot of the organization's main website, www.StrongNH.com, is being backed with a significant, state-wide, online advertisement buy, which will be used to educate countless New Hampshire residents about the lack of honesty and transparency they are receiving from their elected officials.

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"New Hampshire once had a long standing tradition of open and honest elected officials who were concerned with the views of their constituents. However, that seems to be fading from memory as Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster continue to hide from those they represent.

"Considering their support for a failing Obamacare, a collapsing foreign policy, and a crisis at our border, we certainly understand why they are hiding from Granite Staters, but that's no excuse. Granite Staters want to know why Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter, and Kuster are going out of their way to avoid them. Since their constituents can't get answers from their elected officials, our new microsite helps explain why they are hiding from them."

 
Wednesday
Sep172014

NHGOP CALLS ON MAGGIE HASSAN TO HOLD TOWN HALL ON NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to hold a town hall meeting on the state of New Hampshire's economy, in light of her recent comments regarding economic growth in the state:

 

"Maggie Hassan should be honest with her constituents about the dismal state of the economy in New Hampshire, instead of misleading them by saying that she has seen 'great growth' during her time in the corner office in Concord," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Maggie Hassan should immediately hold an open, transparent town hall event to discuss the real challenges facing New Hampshire's economy, so that Granite Staters can hold her accountable for her reckless and abysmal tenure as governor."   

 

Maggie Hassan's big government, tax and spend policies are significantly hurting New Hampshire's economy, as the state economy grew by only half the national average in 2013.  Further, Maggie Hassan's regulation heavy agenda is creating an unfriendly environment for business in the state, as evidenced by the state's drop to 30th best for business, a significant change from the rating of 19th best state for business when she was elected in 2012.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Maggie Hassan believes that the economy has seen "great growth" during her tenure as governor. "We are seeing great growth, and we are moving forward," Hassan said. (Josh McElveen, "Havenstein attacks Hassan on economy," WMUR, 9/15/2014)

 

New Hampshire's economy grew by only 0.9% in 2013, down from 1.2% in 2012 and severely behind the national average of 1.8% growth in 2013.  (U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013, 6/11/2014)

 

Under Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has fallen from the 19th best state for business to the 30th best state for business according to CNBC.  (America's Top States for Business, CNBC, Accessed 9/16/2014)