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Tuesday
Jun232015

NH GOP - NHGOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF REP. ROBBIE PARSONS 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the passing of Representative Robbie Parsons of Milton:

 

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Representative Robbie Parsons. Representative Parsons was a dedicated public servant and a passionate advocate for New Hampshire values who worked tirelessly for his constituents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parsons family during this difficult time."

 

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Tuesday
Jun232015

NH GOP - WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT GOVERNOR HASSAN'S BUDGET VETO THREAT 

"Nuts, As Well As Incorrect"; "Uncharacteristically Partisan"; "Worried About The Uncertainty"; "May Not Have Been Telling The Truth"; "Cheap (And False) Partisan Talking Point"; "Strange Way To Look Out For New Hampshire Small Businesses"

 

Associated Press: "Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan Is Taking A Strong Stand Against Republican Plans To Reduce The State's Two Major Business Taxes" (Kathleen Ronayne, "Hassan takes strong stand against business tax cuts," Associated Press, 6/18/15)

 

Concord Monitor: "Advocates Fear A Veto Could Jeopardize Those Small Advances. They Are Worried About The Uncertainty A Veto Would Create" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

 

  • "Best Budget We've Seen In Years" "'This is really, from our perspective, the best budget we've seen in years,' said Gina Balkus, an advocate for home health agencies. 'We hope our needs don't get lost in the political fray that results from a veto.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)
  • "The Uncertainty That It Creates Is The Biggest Problem" "'The uncertainty that it creates is the biggest problem,' said Jeff Dickinson, Advocacy Director for Granite State Independent Living.'" (Allie Morris, "Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat," Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)

 

Nashua Telegraph: "Republicans Called Her A "#Liar," And Maybe They Were Right" (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15)

 

  • "A Suspension of Belief That's Hard To Muster" "To believe that the "V-word" had not been uttered in the inner sanctums of the governor's office by the time Woodburn brought it up on the Senate floor requires a suspension of belief that's hard to muster." (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15) 
     
  • "Hassan May Not Have Been Telling The Truth" "So, yes, Hassan may not have been telling the truth." (Editorial, "The worst kind of hacktivism," Nashua Telegraph, 6/19/15)

 

NH1: "Liberal Base Of Her Party Rallying" "...she has the liberal base of her party rallying to her with fervor that surely has not been seen since her re-election campaign last fall." (Kevin Landrigan, "NH1 News Political Report: June 18, 2015", NH1, 6/19/15)

 

  • "Largely Irrelevant In Crafting The State Budget" "After being largely irrelevant in crafting the state budget over the past several months, Hassan is about to use the one tool she has..." (Kevin Landrigan, "NH1 News Political Report: June 18, 2015", NH1, 6/19/15)

 

Union Leader: "Nuts, As Well As Incorrect" "Gov. Maggie Hassan last week claimed that New Hampshire business taxes really are taxes on out-of-state businesses. Therefore, we don't need to cut them. This is nuts, as well as incorrect." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)

 

  • "Hassan is wrong to suggest that this negates the need to cut rates" "But even if most business tax revenue is generated by companies with out-of-state headquarters, Hassan is wrong to suggest that this negates the need to cut rates." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)
  • "Seems Not To Occur To The Governor" "Lower rates will make New Hampshire more attractive, higher rates less attractive, regardless of where a company is based. Furthermore, assuming out-of-state companies do generate more than half of New Hampshire business tax revenue, one might wonder why New Hampshire, with the fourth-worst corporate tax burden in the nation (even Washington, D.C.'s is better), would have such a large portion of its business tax revenue paid by companies based outside the state. This seems not to occur to the governor." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)
  • "Strange Way To Look Out For New Hampshire Small Businesses" "Worst of all, though, Hassan ignores the effect of the state's high business tax rates on New Hampshire businesses. To generate a cheap (and false) partisan talking point - that Republicans put out-of-state corporate interests first - she consigns New Hampshire businesses to continuing to pay the third-highest state corporate tax burden in the nation. That is one strange way to look out for New Hampshire small businesses." (Editorial, "Hassan vs. NH business: Her 'out-of-state' charade," Union Leader, 6/22/15)

 

WMUR: "Departure From Her Traditional Approach Of Portraying Herself As Bipartisan" "Hassan's veto threat...was a departure from her traditional approach of portraying herself as bipartisan, willing to work across the proverbial aisle to reach compromise..." (John DiStaso, "Analysis: Is Hassan now leaning against US Senate run?" WMUR, 6/19/15)

 

  • "Uncharacteristically Partisan" "Critics say she went uncharacteristically partisan..." (John DiStaso, "Analysis: Is Hassan now leaning against US Senate run?", WMUR, 6/19/15)

 

WMUR: "Morse Fired Back At The Governor...'Make No Mistake. If Gov. Hassan Vetoes Our Smart And Sensible Budget, It's Only Because Of Narrow Special Interests And Her Ambition For Higher Office,' He Said." (Josh McElveen, "Hassan promises veto of Republican-led budget plan", WMUR, 6/18/15)

 

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Friday
Jun192015

NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO RULE OUT SENATE BID TO FOCUS ON BUDGET CRISIS 

Governor's Focus Must Be On Passing Budget

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Hassan to rule out a campaign for United States Senate in order to focus on her responsibilities as governor to avert a budget crisis:

 

"Governor Hassan has refused to provide any fiscal leadership and work with the Legislature on a responsible budget compromise. Instead, she has focused her attention on plotting her next career move and planning a campaign for the United States Senate. It's time for the governor to end this distraction by immediately ruling out a Senate run and focus on addressing New Hampshire's budget crisis. Passing a budget is a full time responsibility and Granite Staters deserve a governor who will is dedicated to her job instead of her political career."

 

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Friday
Jun192015

NHGOP STATEMENT ON SHAHEEN'S RECKLESS DEFENSE SPENDING BILL VOTE  

 

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote against the defense spending bill, which includes funding for the programs and equipment that support our troops, vets and military families. It also includes important funding for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Pease Air National Guard Base, and provides for training, equipment and pay raises for our military -- including the NH National Guard.

 

"After previously claiming credit for funding in the defense spending bill and voting for it in committee, Shaheen voted in lockstep with Democrats to block this important bill on the Senate floor -- denying our troops a pay raise, and stalling important projects at the shipyard and Pease. It's unconscionable that Shaheen would play politics with important funding and programs for our brave men and women in uniform, and she should be ashamed."

 

BACKGROUND

 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted against the defense spending bill, which failed by a vote of 50-45 in the US Senate. A 60 vote threshold was required.

 

Shaheen previously took credit for funding for the procurement and ongoing research and development of twelve KC-46A tankers at Pease Air National Guard Base, and the continued procurement of two new Virginia Class submarines at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  "Following requests from Senator Shaheen, the committee's Department of Defense Appropriations bill includes funding for the procurement of twelve KC-46A tankers, in addition to ongoing research and development, to ensure that the program will be able to deliver aircraft to Pease on schedule in 2018, and provides funding for the continued procurement of two new Virginia-class submarines. Shaheen has been a strong advocate for continued investment in our Navy's submarine fleet, which she was able to see firsthand during her embark earlier this year on the USS New Hampshire fast attack submarine." (Shaheen Includes NH Priorities in Agency Funding Bills, Senator Jeanne Shaheen Press Release6/10/15)

 

Shaheen also previously took credit for securing funds for $20 million in the bill for the Beyond Yellow Ribbon program, which supports deployment cycle programs around the country.  "Also at Senator Shaheen's request, the appropriations bill includes $20 million to support the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which funds the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program. DCSCCP provides resources and support to deploying service members and their families throughout the full deployment cycle." (Shaheen Includes NH Priorities in Agency Funding Bills, Senator Jeanne Shaheen Press Release6/10/15)

Thursday
Jun182015

NH GOP - GOVERNOR HASSAN CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE ON BUDGET 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's unwillingness to work across the aisle and her refusal to rule out the possibility of vetoing the budget:

 

"Instead of rolling up her sleeves and working across the aisle on a responsible budget, Governor Hassan is touring the state to launch partisan political attacks. It's clear that the governor has no intention of compromising and has privately told leaders in her own party that she is already threatening a disastrous veto that could put critical state services at risk. It's time for the governor to stop focusing on planning her United State Senate campaign, end her reckless brinkmanship and start working with the Legislature on a responsible solution."

 

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