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Friday
Jun072013

NHGOP: STATE SENATE BUDGET IS A RESPONSIBLE PLAN FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement applauding today's vote on the Senate budget.

 

"The Senate budget is a responsible plan that lives within our means, increases funding for essential services and doesn't raise taxes on working families. It will preserve our state's fiscal integrity, create jobs, grow our economy and protect the New Hampshire Advantage.

 

"While Senate Republicans have worked to craft a responsible plan, Governor Hassan has refused to offer any new ideas since the Democrat-controlled House rejected her reckless proposal. Her incompetent management of the budget process has proven that she is in over her head and unable to effectively lead our state.

 

"Hassan should have developed a 'Plan B' months ago to keep the promises she made to voters during her campaign and to put New Hampshire on a path towards a balanced budget. Instead, she has focused on blaming others for her embarrassing budget debacle and refused to provide the effective fiscal leadership that Granite Staters expect from their governor."

Thursday
Jun062013

NH GOP - Did You Hear The News? 

Fellow Republicans,

 

Last night Republicans took the first step in the fight to take back New Hampshire with a convincing House special election victory. With the help of our strong network of grassroots activists, Joe Osgood defeated a tax-and-spend Democrat by 12% in the traditionally liberal city of Claremont.

 

Joe ran an outstanding race, and his victory proved that voters want more fiscally conservative Republicans in Concord because they understand that Governor Hassan has failed to provide effective fiscal leadership.

 

We need to keep the momentum going. And we need to continue to build a strong state party that will help elect more Republicans in 2014.

 

Please help us celebrate Joe's margin of victory by donating $12 today.  Your contribution will help us keep up the fight against the Democrats' reckless agenda in Concord.

 

Joe's victory was a good first step but there is a lot more work to be done. We need you to commit your time, resources and effort now in order for us to win in 2014.

 

Sincerely,

JH Signature  

Jennifer Horn

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Wednesday
Jun052013

NHGOP SENDS HASSAN RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST REGARDING ILLEGAL PLAN TO UNILATERALLY EXPAND MEDICAID 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee sent the following Right to Know request to Governor Maggie Hassan today regarding her illegal plan to unilaterally expand Medicaid. The 

Concord Monitor (6/4/13) reports that state Senator Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) revealed that Governor Hassan's office is reviewing a plan to expand Medicaid without legislative approval:

  

The Honorable Maggie Hassan 
Governor of New Hampshire 
State House 
107 North Main Street 
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Dear Governor Hassan,

This is a request under the New Hampshire Right To Know Law (RSA 91-A.)

I formally request that you provide me with all records from your office regarding your attempt to expand Medicaid without legislative approval, in violation of state law. This includes any written or electronic communications from you and your staff and any legal opinions prepared by your legal counsel or by the New Hampshire Department of Justice.


The Concord Monitor reported that during a press conference at the State House yesterday, State Senator Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) revealed that your office is secretly reviewing an illegal plan to unilaterally expand Medicaid. She indicated that your staff is quietly exploring ways to side step the duly-elected New Hampshire Legislature in your reckless attempt to implement this budget busting component of ObamaCare.

A reckless expansion of Medicaid will cost the state millions of dollars and burden future state budgets. If the federal government fails to completely maintain its commitments, New Hampshire will be saddled with a massive funding hole that could only be filled with a devastating sales or income tax.

Your actions are disgraceful, and raise very serious questions about the professional and ethical standards of your administration. Instead of working with the legislature to study the concerns relating to Medicaid expansion, you are exploring ways to violate state law. It is also outrageous that you decided to publicly disclose your illegal efforts to circumvent the legislature only after Senator Larsen made her comments. This is the kind of secret backroom dealing that we expect to see in Washington not in New Hampshire. It indicates that your administration is unwilling to be upfront and honest with Granite Staters about your efforts to implement massive new spending programs that could destroy the New Hampshire Advantage.   

Pursuant to the guiding statutes, please respond to this request within five (5) days of receipt. If you deny any or this entire request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
JH Signature
Jennifer Horn
Chairman
New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Wednesday
Jun052013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON CLAREMONT SPECIAL ELECTION VICTORY

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement tonight on Republican Joe Osgood's victory in the Claremont House special election. Osgood will fill a seat formerly occupied by a Democrat, and his victory represents the first special election pick up for either party in New Hampshire this year.  

 

"I want to congratulate Joe Osgood for running an outstanding campaign that focused on the traditional Republican principles of limited taxation, smaller government and fiscal restraint. Joe is an experienced public servant and he will make an excellent addition to our principled and responsible House Republican caucus.

 

"Tonight's victory is a repudiation of Governor Hassan's irresponsible agenda and her failed fiscal leadership in Concord. Granite Staters realize that the governor has no plan to balance the budget after the Democrat-controlled House rejected her reckless proposal. They understand that the only way to preserve New Hampshire's low tax environment is to elect fiscally responsible Republicans who will oppose Governor Hassan's destructive, big government policies."

Tuesday
Jun042013

NHDP - Four Years Later, NHGOP Still On The Wrong Side of History And Out Of Step With NH Voters 

Concord - Four years after New Hampshire enshrined marriage equality into state law, the New Hampshire Republican Party and its elected officials are still on the wrong side of history and standing in opposition to the majority of New Hampshire voters.  Numerous public opinion polls show that the majority of Granite Staters and Americans support marriage equality. [UNH Survey Center; Washington Post, 3/2013]
 
Monday, June 3rd, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of New Hampshire becoming the first state in the nation to legalize marriage equality without court involvement.  Since that time, thousands of loving New Hampshire families have been able to marry and enjoy equal protection under state law.
 
"Four years ago today, Governor Lynch signed marriage equality into Granite State law.  Four years later, it is long past time for New Hampshire Republicans to join the majority of New Hampshire in supporting marriage equality for all citizens," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley.  "Voters deserve an answer from Kelly Ayotte, Jeb Bradley, Bill O'Brien and other New Hampshire Republicans; why do you still refuse to support equal marriage rights and protections under the law for all loving New Hampshire men and women?"

Not only is the New Hampshire Republican State Committee's opposition to equal rights listed in the official Party Platform that was ratified by the delegate members of NHGOP, but New Hampshire Republican leaders have actively sought to deny equality to Granite Staters. [NHGOP.org]

  • Senator Kelly Ayotte refuses to support equal rights, has promised to help repeal New Hampshire's marriage equality law and opposes repeal of discriminatory federal statues.  [Youtube]
  • As a member of Congress Frank Guinta backed an effort to ban same-sex marriages. [Concord Monitor, 11/4/2012]
  • Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley voted against equal marriage rights both in Concord [HB436 Roll Call] and Washington.  He even voted in favor of enshrining inequality in the United States' Constitution. [Roll Call 387]
  • As House Speaker Bill O'Brien made repealing marriage equality a legislative priority for House Republicans.  [Nashua Telegraph,11/11/2012]
"Unfortunately New Hampshire Republicans havelurched so far to the right they are out of touch not just with the majority of Americans, but even with members of their own party nationally.  This is further evidence that the NHGOP has lost any connection to traditional New Hampshire values in its desire to become the face and voice of the Tea Party and radical social conservatives," continued Buckley.