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NH Senate Republicans - Governor Hassan's Budget Shortfall Grows 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Senate Leader says State has $22 Million Budget Shortfall not Budget Surplus


Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statement today in regards to Governor Maggie Hassan’s recently released statement on the progress of meeting 2014 budget numbers:


“The budget law the Governor signed requires the state to have a $26.7 million surplus. The Governor reported yesterday that the state had a $19.5 million budget surplus, $7.2 million short of the requirement. However, the shortfall number is actually worse because the Governor is also including $15.3 million from the FY13 Republican surplus.


'The Governor is presenting a false picture to New Hampshire taxpayers on the state’s finances. We have a $22 million dollar shortfall that the Legislature will have to deal with, and it could be worse since we haven’t seen the spending numbers for the first quarter of FY15.


“The problem with that lack of transparency is that the problems only grow larger and the budget cuts become more difficult. We hope that the Governor will be more straightforward about the budget so that taxpayers will know exactly the problems facing the state when the next Legislature convenes in January.”




House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 (2013) require the Governor to achieve a $26.7 million surplus in fiscal year 2014 to roll over as the starting point for fiscal year 2015. Her surplus of $19.5 million actually creates a shortfall of $7.2 million in fiscal year 2015.


The Republican led legislature passed a previous budget (FY12-13) that generated a $15.3 million surplus. Despite efforts (SB 415, 2014) to place the surplus into the Rainy Day Fund immediately to shore up the State’s credit rating, the Democratic House killed this important legislation.


$7.2 million + $15.3 million Republican surplus = $22.5 million shortfall for FY2015



NH Senate Republicans - Sen. Forrester responds to Governor Hassan failing to control state spending 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office


Concord, NH – Senate Finance Committee Chair Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) issued the following statement on the release of the Preliminary and Unaudited FY 2014 Surplus Statement:


“I’m very troubled that an early review of the Governor’s unaudited statement shows she did not meet the $26 million surplus as required in the budget and by state law.  This raises serious concerns about her commitment and ability to control spending in Fiscal Year 2015.  I hope the Governor will be more forthcoming about sharing spending levels on a monthly basis, which I have repeatedly requested, to ensure the State only spends what it can afford to avoid further deficit spending.”



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






Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched, 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  The site will be updated throughout the election season.


Citizens For A Strong NH - Hiding!



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Fellow Granite Stater,

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's new microsite,, 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, 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.