Previously I had reported on my direct experience with Georgia and it's politics. It is as bad if not worse than I had even reported or even believed.
"A new study ranks Georgia politics the country’s worst for accountability and openness — and the most at risk for corruption.Georgia is among seven states with grades of F following a yearlong-plus inquiry by three groups.The Peach State flunked in nine of the 14 categories used by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity."- Center for Public Integrity.
Of course New Hampshire has to be in a better position than this.
But is "better" really that much better?
I'm not a supporter of Gov. Maggie Wood Hassan for the simple reason that everything she says is essentially well worded fiction. There is no corruption because there is nothing there to begin with. I'll cite an example: Recently Gov. Hassan was in Plymouth, NH at this new taxpayer funded "enterprise center."Of course the Gov. has to start pitching her "innovation economy", STEM and how "high technology" companies could expand and relocate to New Hampshire.
Name a company that has plans like this? (Notice the use of the word "could").
There is nothing there to begin with.
I think Hassan would do much better, and be more credible if she simply dropped this whole fictional act about how it is a priority for her to create jobs and economic development. She could be honest and cite issues like taxation, utilities, infrastructure and fixed costs.
New Hampshire can't be competitive against other states like Georgia that hand out generous tax abatements, credits, workforce training, etc., et cetera. There is corruption in Georgia (see above) but this still doesn't change the fact that this state still and will attract more business ventures than New Hampshire.
I'm confident Gov. Maggie Hassan won't do this. Just like McDonalds will never advertise that their hamburgers are loaded with fat, gristle, by products and preservatives none of which is healthy for human consumption.