Maggie Hassan http://nhpr.org en Hassan Says Feds Haven't Requested N.H. Shelter Immigrant Children http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-says-feds-havent-requested-nh-shelter-immigrant-children <p></p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan says the federal government has not contacted the state about sheltering some of the unaccompanied children who have crossed the nation’s southern border illegally.</p><p>The federal government has reached out to other New England states, including Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut.</p><p>Governor Hassan’s spokesman says if the federal government were to make such a request, the governor would share that with the public, authorities, health officials and local communities.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:42:37 +0000 Michael Brindley & Associated Press 52119 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Says Feds Haven't Requested N.H. Shelter Immigrant Children Gov. Hassan Says Trade Mission To Turkey Has Been 'Productive' http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-says-trade-mission-turkey-has-been-productive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Maggie Hassan is in the midst of a week-long trade mission to Turkey.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:49:57 +0000 Michael Brindley 50830 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Says Trade Mission To Turkey Has Been 'Productive' Agencies Requesting $227M For Capital Projects http://nhpr.org/post/agencies-requesting-227m-capital-projects <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Maggie Hassan is opening hearings on $227 million in capital spending requests from New Hampshire agencies.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:24:26 +0000 Associated Press 50274 at http://nhpr.org Agencies Requesting $227M For Capital Projects Hassan Files For Reelection http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-files-reelection <p>Governor Hassan pointed to the state budget, the expansion of the N.H’s Medicaid program, and the passage of the first gas tax increase in more than twenty years as examples of what she called bipartisan progress.</p><p>“We’ve expanded healthcare for 50,000 hard-working granite staters and we are funding improvements to our roads and bridges and the completion of I-93. And we created balanced and fiscally responsible budget, without a sales or income tax, which I continue to oppose and would veto."</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:43:52 +0000 Josh Rogers 50137 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Files For Reelection The Currency: Who's Going On The Turkey Trade Mission, And Why They Say It Matters http://nhpr.org/post/currency-whos-going-turkey-trade-mission-and-why-they-say-it-matters <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we begin a new segment on </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called The Currency.&nbsp; It’s our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Amanda Loder 50068 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: Who's Going On The Turkey Trade Mission, And Why They Say It Matters Gov. Hassan Requests Disaster Declaration For April Flooding http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-requests-disaster-declaration-april-flooding <div>Governor Hassan is requesting a federal disaster declaration following mid-April flooding in Carroll and Coos Counties.</div><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:18:49 +0000 Todd Bookman 48921 at http://nhpr.org Opponents Question Residency Of Likely GOP Governor Candidate http://nhpr.org/post/opponents-question-residency-likely-gop-governor-candidate <p></p><p>Opponents continue to raise questions about whether a Republican expected to join the race for governor meets the state’s residency requirements.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:28:41 +0000 Michael Brindley & Josh Rogers 46314 at http://nhpr.org Opponents Question Residency Of Likely GOP Governor Candidate Hassan Says Portion Of $15M Surplus Should Go Toward Restoring Budget Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-says-portion-15m-surplus-should-go-toward-restoring-budget-cuts <p></p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan says she still wants to see a portion of the state’s roughly $15 million surplus go toward restoring cuts in the two-year budget.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:29:54 +0000 Michael Brindley 44195 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Says Portion Of $15M Surplus Should Go Toward Restoring Budget Cuts Hassan Says Medicaid Expansion Should Be Ready By July http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-says-medicaid-expansion-should-be-ready-july <p>Gov. Maggie Hassan says she expects those eligible for insurance under a Medicaid expansion plan backed by a bipartisan group of State Senators will be covered in July.</p><p>The plan to insure as many as 50,000 low income residents by using federal money to pay for private coverage cleared a key committee last week.</p><p>The plan is expected to win full approval by lawmakers, but those votes have yet to be scheduled. &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Hassan says she’s optimistic that will happen with enough time for the plan’s two-month enrollment period to begin May 1.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:10:46 +0000 Josh Rogers 44073 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Says She'd Sign Bill Linking Gas Tax To CPI http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-says-shed-sign-bill-linking-gas-tax-cpi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Maggie Hassan says she would sign a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/SB0367.pdf" target="_blank">bill</a> to increase the state’s gas tax by roughly 4 cents this year, should it reach her desk.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:47:28 +0000 Michael Brindley 43298 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Says She'd Sign Bill Linking Gas Tax To CPI Live Blog: Gov. Hassan On The Exchange http://nhpr.org/post/live-blog-gov-hassan-exchange-0 <p>9:56: Gov. Hassan on raising the gas tax: “We need a modern and solid infrastructure if we’re going to have a 21<sup>st</sup> century economy.” There has been growing consensus that we need to address infrastructure challenges. On bill proposing gas tax increase tied to CPI: “In its current form, yes, I would sign it.”</p><p>9:52: Gov. Hassan on minimum wage: “Feel very strongly” it is the right thing to do to increase it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:53:28 +0000 Michael Brindley 43296 at http://nhpr.org Live Blog: Gov. Hassan On The Exchange N.H. Senate Deal Opens The Door For Medicaid Expansion http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-deal-opens-door-medicaid-expansion <p>Governor Maggie Hassan's first State of the State Address touched on a wide range of issues, including energy, infrastructure, and&nbsp; education.</p><p>But the biggest news of the speech was a deal to expand the state’s Medicaid program, announced by Senate President Chuck Morse and Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen shortly before the governor's address.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:20:45 +0000 Brady Carlson & Todd Bookman 43158 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senate Deal Opens The Door For Medicaid Expansion Word Cloud of Hassan's SOTS Address http://nhpr.org/post/word-cloud-hassans-sots-address <p>Below are the most common words used in the Governor's first State of the State Address.</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="563" scrolling="no" src="//e.infogr.am/governor-hassans-1st-state-of-the-state-address" style="border:none;" width="550"></iframe></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:47:08 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43143 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Calls On Lawmakers To Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-calls-lawmakers-increase-nhs-minimum-wage <p>In her State of the State address today, Governor Maggie Hassan called on state lawmakers to restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.</p><p>The state Legislature in 2011 eliminated the state minimum wage and defaulted to the federal wage of $7.25 an hour.</p><p>Senator Lou D’Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, agrees the minimum wage should be raised, but knows the debate will be a long and difficult one.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:53:42 +0000 Michael Brindley & Associated Press 43141 at http://nhpr.org Live Blog, Full Audio & Text: Gov. Hassan's State Of The State Address http://nhpr.org/post/live-blog-full-audio-text-gov-hassans-state-state-address <p></p><p>Listen to the full speech here &amp; scroll down for full speech text:</p><p></p><p>3:10: Hassan's closing statement: "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We must continue to prove the strength of our democracy by working through our challenges together. With vigor, but with constant attention to our shared purpose and vision.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because, for the State of New Hampshire, the best way forward is always through."</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:38:02 +0000 Michael Brindley 43117 at http://nhpr.org