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Hassan Silent On New Rates, Refuses To Promote Tax Relief In New Year
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding New Hampshire business tax rates being lowered at the beginning of 2016, despite Governor Hassan’s reckless budget veto and repeated attempts to block lowered tax rates:
“Granite State businesses can look forward to a better tax climate this year despite Governor Hassan’s repeated efforts to block tax relief with her reckless veto of the state budget. The governor’s spiteful refusal to promote New Hampshire’s lowered tax rates does the state’s economy and business reputation a significantdisservice, and it is unfortunate that she would let past political differences undermine our state’s economic future. We congratulate the Legislature for their successful efforts to bring tax relief to hardworking Granite Staters and hope that the governor will work with the appropriate state agencies to begin competently promoting New Hampshire as an attractive location for job creation.”
Union Leader: “New Hampshire Is Lowering Its Business Tax Rates For The First Time In A Generation…But Gov. Maggie Hassan Isn’t Happy About It.” “Tomorrow, New Hampshire is lowering its business tax rates for the first time in a generation…But Gov. Maggie Hassan isn’t happy about it.” (Editorial, “The silent tax cut: Hassan hush on business taxes,” Union Leader, 12/30/15)
  • “Hassan Spent The Entire Legislative Session Railing Against Attempts To Bring Down New Hampshire’s High Business Tax Rates. She Vetoed A Balanced State Budget That Funded Drug Treatment Programs And Meals On Wheels In Order To Block The Rate Cuts.” (Editorial, “The silent tax cut: Hassan hush on business taxes,” Union Leader, 12/30/15)

  • “Maybe That’s Why Hassan Hasn’t Said A Word About Tax Rates Falling” “Maybe that’s why Hassan hasn’t said a word about tax rates falling tomorrow, or lifted a finger to let firms in other states know about New Hampshire’s improving business tax climate.” (Editorial, “The silent tax cut: Hassan hush on business taxes,” Union Leader, 12/30/15)

  • “It’s Not Like Hassan Is Shy About Sending Out News Releases.” (Editorial, “The silent tax cut: Hassan hush on business taxes,” Union Leader, 12/30/15)
  • “We Are Finally Fighting To Restore The New Hampshire Advantage…Not That Gov. Hassan Wants Anyone To Notice.” (Editorial, “The silent tax cut: Hassan hush on business taxes,” Union Leader, 12/30/15)


Hassan’s Politically-Motivated Actions Stand In Sharp Contrast To Predecessor John Lynch
Concord – Since announcing her bid for United States Senate, Governor Hassan is increasingly putting her duties as governor second to her political ambitions and the national spotlight.
As first reported by WMUR, Governor Hassan missed the New Hampshire Air Guard’s most important annualevent, declining to attend despite her role as commander-in-chief of the New Hampshire National Guard. It was later reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader that she was out of state attending New York City fundraisers and political events.
On Saturday, despite the ongoing gas pipeline and carbon monoxide emergency in Keene, WMUR reported that Governor Hassan decided to attend the Democrat presidential debate instead of monitoring and managing the situation, which threatened the air safety of one of New Hampshire’s largest cities.
“Twice in two weeks, Governor Hassan abandoned her duties as governor so she could focus on advancing her political career. Granite Staters elected the governor to lead state government, not to use the office as a steppingstone to higher office,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “It is shameful that Governor Hassan chose to hobnob with out-of-state political donors instead of fulfilling her obligations as commander-in-chief of New Hampshire’s National Guard. This is the type of politically-motivated behavior we would have never seen from Governor John Lynch, but unfortunately this is the new normal under Governor Hassan. New Hampshire deserves a full-time governor instead of an absentee politician who is more concerned with her political future than her current job.”
Union Leader: “Hassan’s Office Confirmed That The Invitation Was Received” “Hassan’s office confirmed that the invitation was received, but mistakenly declined and so the event never landed on her schedule.” (Dan Tuohy, "Lambert asks Governor Hassan to explain absence from Guard party," Union Leader, 12/13/15)  
  • “Hassan Was In New York For The Annual Meeting Of The Democratic Governors Association” “On the evening of Dec. 6, and the morning of Dec. 7, Hassan was in New York for the annual meeting of the Democratic Governors Association.” (Dan Tuohy, "Lambert asks Governor Hassan to explain absence from Guard party," Union Leader, 12/13/15)
  • “The Governor Participated In Fundraising Events In New York City” “There was no conflict earlier that Sunday in terms of the Guard's event; and later on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, the governor participated in fundraising events in New York City, according to the Hassan campaign.” (Dan Tuohy, "Lambert asks Governor Hassan to explain absence from Guard party," Union Leader, 12/13/15) 
WMUR: Gov. Maggie Hassan On Saturday Did Not Change Her Plans To Attend The Democratic Presidential Debate Despite A Propane Gas And Carbon Monoxide Emergency In Keene” “Gov. Maggie Hassan on Saturday did not change her plans to attend the Democratic presidential debate despite a propane gas and carbon monoxide emergency in Keene because she had been assured by emergency officials the situation was being resolved, her spokesman said.” (John DiStaso, "Hassan monitored Keene gas emergency, then attended debate,", 12/21/15)

AmericaRising - VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Throws Gov. Hassan Under The Bus 

FYI- Secretary Clinton didn't hesitate to throw New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan straight under the bus for her position on halting Syrian refugees during tonight's Democratic debate in Manchester, NH. Gov. Hassan has endorsed Clinton and acted as a top surrogate for her in the Granite State. 

Video below:

Hillary Clinton Throws Gov. Maggie Hassan Under The Bus

Secretary Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s endorsed candidate for president, is throwing her under the bus to score points with the Democratic Party’s left wing on accepting Syrian refugees.

Previously, Gov. Hassan has taken flack from supporters and left-leaning newspapers across New Hampshire over her position on refugees. The fallout has even caused her favorability numbers to crater by double digits among her liberal base.

No wonder Hassan ducked calls for more debates.


NRSC - Hassan in Hiding 



Maggie Hassan has been largely silent on whether she sides with President Obama and Hillary Clinton on closing Guantanamo Bay, saying only that she “would consider” closing it.

But following recent reports that a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Ibrahim al-Qosi, has joined with al Qaeda, Hassan hasn’t changed her tune. In fact, she’s still silent.

Meanwhile, Kelly Ayotte penned a letter to President Obama stating, “The responsibility for al-Qosi’s return to terrorism falls squarely on your administration.”

Following recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, much of our nation’s attention and dialogue has been focused on national security and how to keep our country safe from future attacks.

But not Maggie Hassan.

Instead, Hassan refuses to tell voters whether she supports President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay and transfer prisoners to American soil or other countries.

WATCH: Maggie Hassan refuses to answer questions about closing Guantanamo Bay 


Strong NH - Where does Hassan stand on the issues? 


"...regrettably, the sad reality is that Maggie Hassan is purposefully making it extremely difficult for Granite Staters to get any answers."
MANCHESTER - Granite Staters are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that Governor Maggie Hassan does not want them to know how she would address the many challenges facing our state and county. Over the years, she placed little value in the importance of transparency and accessibility and that trend has apparently continued as she seeks to climb the political ladder. The latest example can be found at her own website.

Most candidates for office have a section of their website specifically devoted to policy positions. Surprisingly, even though she and her staff would have complete control over the information produced, no where on her website does she outline her positions on even the most basic issues facing our county. Why is she so hesitant to articulate definitive policy positions?

It is worth noting that her website does provide multiple opportunities to donate financially to her campaign. 

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is calling on Maggie Hassan to immediately add a section to her website outlining her policy positions.

If she needs some ideas, these issue areas would be a good place to start:
  • Taxes and Spending
  • National Security
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Energy and the Environment 
  • Jobs and the Economy
Maggie Hassan regrettably has a long history of limiting accessibility and transparency. In the past, she has been heavily criticized for going "to extraordinary legnths to deny the public - and lawmakers - access to public records." Accessibility has become nonexistent as she has refused to host a single Town Hall meeting. She has even been criticized for her refusal to give specific answers due to her "shifting" and "evolving" statements on the important issues. 
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;

"It isn't too surprising that Maggie Hassan is refusing to be forthright with specific details on how she would address the many challenges facing our state and country. The reality is that the governor has built a career out of incredibly vague policy statements and a blatant disregard for government transparency. 

"Wondering where a politician stands on the important issues is typically the very first question most folks ask when researching a candidate. Many then turn to the internet and a candidate's own website for information. Regrettably, the sad reality is that Maggie Hassan is purposefully making it extremely difficult for Granite Staters to get any answers. That leads us to wonder, why?"