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Saturday
May252013

NHGOP STATEMENT REGARDING HASSAN COMMENTS ON HER FAILED FISCAL LEADERSHIP

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response to comments made today by Governor Maggie Hassan about her failed fiscal leadership. In an interview with the Portsmouth Herald, Hassan indicated that she would step back from the budget process and let the House and Senate work on the budget without her without her guidance.

 

"The fact that the Democrat-controlled House rejected the irresponsible Hassan budget proposal doesn't mean that the governor should remove herself from the budget process. The people of New Hampshire elected Maggie Hassan to be an executive, not to sit on the sidelines and refuse to provide the fiscal leadership that they expect from their governor. Governor Hassan was foolish to base her proposal on an illegal revenue scheme, and she should have developed a "Plan B" to balance our books months ago. 

 

"Governor Hassan needs to stop blaming others for her own incompetence, mismanagement and inability to pass her reckless proposal through a legislative body controlled by her own party. She needs to immediately outline a new plan and work with the legislature to pass a responsible budget that controls spending and doesn't raise taxes."

Friday
May242013

NHGOP APPLAUDS STATE SENATE FOR BLOCKING GAS AND CIGARETTE TAX HIKES 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the Republican state Senate rejecting the gas and cigarette tax hikes passed by the Democrat State House 

 
"Today's votes remind Granite Staters that the Republican leadership in the state Senate is the only thing standing between working families and the Democrats' devastating tax hikes. Senate Republicans are working to craft a responsible budget that keeps spending under control, increases funding for essential services and preserves the New Hampshire Advantage. 

 
"Governor Hassan's attempt to craft and pass a budget has been an unmitigated disaster for her administration and exposed her weak leadership. For months, the governor has acted irresponsibly by refusing to outline a "Plan B" as an alternative to her reckless proposal. Now that the Democrat-controlled House has overwhelmingly rejected her budget, Governor Hassan needs to immediately outline a new plan to balance our books. New Hampshire is facing serious fiscal challenges, and the state can't afford more incompetence, ineffective management and half-baked proposals from our governor."

Wednesday
May222013

NHDP - NHGOP Gambling Statement is Embarrassing, Attacks NHGOP Legislation

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Communication Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement on the New Hampshire Republican Party's embarrassing attacks on members of their own Republican caucus and legislation they sponsored, SB152.

 

"Only a Republican Party Chair like Jennifer Horn with more than 92,000 dollars in unpaid taxes wouldn't be embarrassed by the hypocritical and dishonest statements coming out of the NHGOP.  It is impossible to take anything she says seriously.  She continues to make pathetic attacks against legislation co-sponsored by Republicans, supported from the majority of Republicans in the State Senate, and dozens of Republicans in the State House."

Wednesday
May222013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON HASSAN'S EMBARRASSING CASINO DEFEAT

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the Democrat-controlled New Hampshire House rejecting Governor Hassan's irresponsible casino revenue scheme:

 

"Governor Hassan has suffered an embarrassing and politically damaging defeat at the hands of her own party. The governor's illegal casino revenue scheme was so irresponsible that even the Democrat controlled House of Representative would not support it despite months of intense lobbying from her incompetent administration. Hassan has failed her first test of leadership in the corner office, and demonstrated that she lacks the skills, vision and gravitas required to control her own party and effectively govern our state.

 

"The governor gambled with New Hampshire's future by basing her budget on $80 million in casino licensing fees even though there was never any proof that gaming legislation would pass the Legislature. Now her fiscally irresponsible house of cards has collapsed, damaging her credibility and leaving her budget proposal in shambles. It is time for the governor to go back to the drawing board and work with the Legislature on a new plan that will keep taxes low, control spending and protect the New Hampshire Advantage."

Wednesday
May222013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON SENATE REPUBLICANS REJECTING GAS TAX HIKE

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the State Senate Finance Committee rejecting the Democrats' gas tax hike:

 

"Today's vote serves as another reminder that the Republican led state Senate is the only thing standing between New Hampshire families and the Democrats' reckless tax hikes. The Senate Finance Committee deserves credit for rejecting this disastrous gas tax increase and promoting fiscally responsible policies that will grow our economy.

 

"The House Democrat Leadership's devastating gas tax would kill jobs, unfairly burden commuters and hurt small businesses. It is disgraceful that Governor Hassan would not pledge to veto a gas tax if it came to her desk."