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Maggie Hassan’s Worst Hits
Maggie Hassan’s Partisan Budget Veto
On June 25, 2015, Hassan Vetoed The New Hampshire Legislature’s Budget. (“Gov. Maggie Hassan Vetoes Budget Passed By NH House, Senate,” Associated Press, 6/25/15)
Foster’s Daily Democrat: “We Consider [Hassan’s] Veto A Serious Mistake In Terms Of Serving The Best Interests Of The Granite State.” (Editorial, “Gov. Hassan’s Budget Veto Will Prove A Mistake,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 7/2/15)
“Gov. Maggie Hassan Is Taking A Strong Stand Against Proposed Business Tax Cuts.” (“Hassan Takes Stand On Business Tax Cuts,” WCAX News, 6/18/15)
Hassan Called The Business Tax Cuts She Signed Into Law “Unfunded Tax Cuts For Big Corporations.” Hassan: "I will veto it if it comes to my desk as it is. I have been at the table with Republican leadership and have been clear throughout the process about how we can achieve a bipartisan budget that addresses our shared priorities, but Republican leadership refused to compromise on any of the major issues – most critically their unfunded tax cuts for big corporations.” (Governor Maggie Hassan, “Republican Budget Is Fiscally Irresponsible and Unbalanced, Will Veto If Comes to Desk As It Is,” Press Release, 6/18/15)
Hassan’s Veto “Left State Agencies Scrambling And A Number Of Social Service Programs Without Expected Increases.” “The budget deal puts an Veto end to a short-term spending plan that left state agencies scrambling and a number of social service programs without expected increases.” (Kathleen Ronayne, “N.H. Passes Budget Deal, Ending Stalemate,” Associated Press, 9/16/15)
“Without A Set Spending Plan In Place, Many Health And Social Service Providers Won’t Know How Much Money They Get Or Whether Their Programs Could Again Be On The Chopping Block.” “The current state budget expires June 30. Without a set spending plan in place, many health and social service providers won’t know how much money they get or whether their programs could again be on the chopping block. ‘The uncertainty that it creates is the biggest problem,’ said Jeff Dickinson, Advocacy Director for Granite State Independent Living.” (Allie Morris, “Capital Beat: Health, Social Service Backers Silent On Hassan Budget Veto Threat,” Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)
- Gina Balkus, An Advocate For Home Health Agencies, Said, “This Is Really, From Our Perspective, The Best Budget We’ve Seen In Years… We Hope Our Needs Don’t Get Lost In The Political Fray That Results From A Veto.” “But the advocates fear a veto could jeopardize those small advances. They are worried about the uncertainty a veto would create. ‘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, “Capital Beat: Health, Social Service Backers Silent On Hassan Budget Veto Threat,” Concord Monitor, 6/21/15)
Hassan’s Out Of Touch Veto Stalled Critical Funding To Fight The Heroin Epidemic
The Legislature’s Budget Would Have Doubled The Budget In June For Prevention, Treatment And Recovery Programs. “Throughout the budget process, Republicans and Democrats alike called for greater efforts to address the state’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem. The budget would have doubled money in prevention, treatment and recovery fund to $6.7 million, allowing the state to begin investing in now-lacking recovery programs. Without the additional funding, the state can’t start issuing requests for proposals for new programs and providers.” (Kathleen Ronayne, “New Hampshire Agencies, Programs Face Budgetary Uncertainty,” Associated Press, 6/29/2015)