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Wednesday
Nov202013

NH GOP -HORN RESPONDS TO HASSAN OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION EVENT IN LEBANON 

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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn responded today to Governor Hassan's speech on Medicaid expansion in Lebanon:

 

"For the third consecutive day, Governor Hassan is on the road campaigning for ObamaCare instead of sitting down with Republicans in Concord to work on a bipartisan health care agreement. The governor continues to demonstrate that she isn't interested in working across the aisle because of her rigid adherence to President Obama's liberal ideology and his failed health care agenda.

 

"Republicans have offered a sensible plan that will protect taxpayers and help needy families get access to high quality insurance instead of dumping them into a struggling entitlement program. It's obvious that Governor Hassan has no intention of working on a bipartisan solution and no idea how to act like the kind of leader that Granite Staters expect in the corner office."


Background:

 

Governor Hassan: "The bad deal senate republicans are offering is worse than no deal all." (NHPR, 11/16/13)

Thursday
Nov142013

NH Sen. Morse and Bradley Comment on Governor's Health Care Proposal

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) released the following statements today regarding the health insurance proposal released by Governor Hassan and House Speaker Norelli:

Sen. Morse said:  “I appreciate the Governor and the Speaker continuing to offer ideas on how we can come together on a plan to increase access to private insurance coverage.  However, the proposal released today falls short of a compromise.  It focuses on what some believe we cannot do, as opposed to expecting government to work harder for the people of New Hampshire.

“The Governor’s proposal is an unsustainable entitlement.  It eliminates the deadlines that the Senate believes are imperative to making a private program work.  Without definitive targets for when the newly eligible population will transition to private insurance on the exchange, the Governor’s proposal is nothing but a bridge to nowhere.

“As I have said throughout this process, I am confident the state can meet the deadlines in the Senate bill.  I was further encouraged yesterday during the public hearing when we learned that both the Insurance Department and the Department of and Health and Human Services now have consultants on staff that assisted another state in obtaining similar waivers in less time than we are suggesting.  The Governor needs to lead by directing her department heads to get to work on what is in the best interest of New Hampshire.”

 

Sen. Bradley added: “Governor Hassan’s suggestion that the legislature should repeal the law signed by Governor Lynch that specifically prohibits a state-based exchange should be a nonstarter for anyone who has witnessed the ongoing failure of HealthCare.gov.  Similar operational setbacks and astronomical costs have plagued states around the country that are attempting to establish state-based exchanges, including our neighbors in Vermont looking to spend upwards of $20 million on their program.  Senate Republicans will not put taxpayers on the hook for those costs.

 

“A number of thoughtful suggestions for improvement were offered during the public hearing on the Senate bill yesterday.  Committee members will carefully consider those and any other proposals that come forward in order to reach our shared goal of increasing access to private insurance coverage.  However, if we are going to reach an honest and full compromise on this issue, it will involve a recognition that accomplishing difficult goals requires leadership to forge a bipartisan consensus.”

Wednesday
Nov132013

NH DHHS Celebrates National Adoption Month at Event Honoring New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families

Concord, NH—The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) will join with

Governor Hassan to honor New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families during a

celebration at the State House, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:30PM.

The event will celebrate New Hampshire’s adoptive families as well as

adoptive grandmother Carol Boudreau of Nashua. 110 adoptions were

finalized in the State between October 2012 and September 2013. Governor

Hassan, DHHS Commissioner Toumpas and DCYF Director Maggie Bishop will

speak at the celebration along with adoptive parents.



EVENT: DHHS Celebrates New Hampshire’s Adoptive Families


WHEN: 3:30PM, Wednesday, November 13th


WHERE: NH State House

Governor & Council Chamber

107 North Main St

Concord, NH

Friday
Nov012013

NHDP - In Case You Missed It -- Rothenberg Ratings Change: New Hampshire Governor

Key Point: "We’re moving the New Hampshire gubernatorial race to Safe Democrat from Democrat Favored in the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings."

Rothenberg Ratings Change: New Hampshire Governor

By Nathan L. Gonzales
Posted at 2:36 p.m. Oct. 31
New Hampshire could have two competitive contests next year, but the gubernatorial race isn’t likely to be one of them.
 
Republicans are focused on unseating Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster, in part because Gov. Maggie Hassan is still enjoying good job ratings, even though the Democrat hasn’t finished a year in office.
 
The Granite State elects a governor every two years, so Hassan is up for a second term even though she was just elected in 2012 with 55 percent. Republican state Rep. George Lambert, but party strategists on both sides of the aisle don’t give him much of a chance.
 
Some of potentially stronger GOP candidates might be waiting until 2016, when Hassan could leave the governorship to challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. A Hassan Senate bid would leave an open seat, which is usually a more attractive target than challenging an incumbent. (My colleague Abby Livingston just wrote about the GOP jockeying in the state for Roll Call’s Farm Team series.)
 
If the national environment turns dramatically against President Barack Obama and the Democrats, New Hampshire could be prone to a wide-spread GOP comeback up and down the ballot. But there isn’t evidence of that happening, at least at this point.
 
We’re moving the New Hampshire gubernatorial race to Safe Democrat from Democrat Favored in the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings.
Saturday
Oct262013

NHDP - ICYMI: APPROVAL OF HASSAN AND LEGISLATURE REMAINS HIGH, MOST THINK NH IS ON RIGHT TRACK

Key Point: "After almost one year in office, a majority of New Hampshire residents are happy with Governor Maggie Hassan’s performance. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 57% of New Hampshire adults say they approve of the job Hassan is doing as governor.."

The entire poll can be found here: https://cola.unh.edu/sites/cola.unh.edu/files/research_publications/gsp2013_fall_govapp102413.pdf


 

THE WMUR GRANITE STATE POLL 
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SURVEY CENTER
 
October 24, 2013 
 
APPROVAL OF HASSAN AND LEGISLATURE REMAINS HIGH, MOST THINK NH IS ON RIGHT TRACK 
 
By: Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D. 
 Zachary S. Azem, M.A. 
 UNH Survey Center 
 603/862-2226 
 www.unh.edu/survey-center 
 
DURHAM, NH –Governor Maggie Hassan has high approval ratings in New Hampshire. Jobs and the economy remain the biggest problem facing New Hampshire, but most Granite Staters think the state is headed in the right direction. 
 
These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll,  conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Six hundred and sixty-three (663) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between October 7 and October 16, 2013. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.8 percent. 
 
Gubernatorial Approval 
 
After almost one year in office, a majority of New Hampshire residents are happy with Governor Maggie Hassan’s performance. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 57% of New Hampshire adults say they approve of the job Hassan is doing as governor, 14% disapprove, and 30% are neutral or don’t know enough to say. 
 
Democrats (74%), liberals (72%), people who oppose the Tea Party (74%), and NHPR listeners (72%) are most likely to say they approve of the job Hassan is doing as governor. Tea Party supporters (22%) and Republicans (36%) are least likely to approve of the governor. 
 
We ask that this copyrighted information be referred to as the Granite State Poll, sponsored by WMUR-TV, and conducted by the University of New 
Hampshire Survey Center.
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