State of the State Address http://nhpr.org en 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 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 The Sidebar: Eyes On The State Of The State http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-eyes-state-state <p></p><p>Gov. Maggie Hassan will deliver her first State of the State address Thursday to a joint session of New Hampshire lawmakers.</p><p>Hassan ended her first year in office with decent job-approval ratings – 51 percent versus 21 percent who disapprove, according to a recent poll.</p><p>She begins her second with a heightened national profile: In December, she was elected vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association, which spent heavily to help her defeat GOP challenger Ovide Lamontagne in 2012.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:31:31 +0000 Brian Wallstin 43048 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Eyes On The State Of The State State of the State Speech Postponed To Thursday http://nhpr.org/post/state-state-speech-postponed-thursday <p></p><p>With a winter storm looming, Governor Maggie Hassan has postponed her State of the State address until Thursday afternoon.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:03:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 42977 at http://nhpr.org State of the State Speech Postponed To Thursday Lynch Challenges GOP In Final State of State http://nhpr.org/post/lynch-challenges-gop-final-state-state <p>Governor&nbsp;John Lynch used his final state of the state address to ask GOP lawmakers change the tone in&nbsp;Concord, and to reverse course on cuts to higher education and a reduction to the state tobacco tax.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Drawing sharp lines has never been Governor Lynch&rsquo;s style, but in this speech, Lynch did, repeatedly.</p><p>&ldquo;The cut in the tobacco tax was nonsensical&hellip;&hellip;&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We hear from some a lot of anti-government talk, but to me that doesn&rsquo;t make any sense,</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:17:16 +0000 Josh Rogers 1631 at http://nhpr.org Economic Themes Dominate NH State Of The State Address http://nhpr.org/post/economic-themes-dominate-nh-state-state-address Today marked Governor John Lynch's last <a title="Governor John Lynch State of the State Address Tuesday, January 31, 2012" href="http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/speeches/documents/013112state.htm" target="_blank">State of the State address</a>. And, as one might expect during a slow trudge toward recovery, the bulk of Lynch focused either directly or indirectly on the <a title="Your Guide To New Hampshire's Economy" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/tag/newhampshireeconomy/" target="_blank">economy</a>. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:46:44 +0000 Amanda Loder 1629 at http://nhpr.org Live From The Statehouse: Gov. Lynch Gives Final State of the State Address http://nhpr.org/post/live-statehouse-gov-lynch-gives-final-state-state-address <p>Gov. John Lynch gives his final state of the state address to the House and Senate. Read the transcript of the &nbsp;live tweets from the Statehouse below:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /><a href="http://twitter.com/#!/NHPRNews" title="NHPR News">NHPRNews</a>&nbsp;NHPR News&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s all for our live coverage! Check with NHPR and&nbsp;<a href="http://t.co/bm5FI2GE" target="_blank" title="http://nhpr.org/">NHPR.org</a>this afternoon for more coverage and analysis.&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23nhsots" title="#nhsots">#nhsots</a></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:30:00 +0000 1612 at http://nhpr.org Highlights From Gov. Lynch's State Of The State Address http://nhpr.org/post/highlights-gov-lynchs-state-state-address <p>Highlights from Gov. Lynch's state of the state address.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:22:56 +0000 Amy Quinton 1625 at http://nhpr.org Highlights From Gov. Lynch's State Of The State Address Governor Lynch Gives Final State of the State Address: Full Transcript http://nhpr.org/post/governor-lynch-gives-final-state-state-address-full-transcript <p><strong>State of the State Address - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 </strong></p><p><strong>Opening</strong></p><p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Senate President, Madam Chief Justice and members of the judiciary, honorable members of the Executive Council, House and Senate, and my fellow citizens of New Hampshire:</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:12:33 +0000 1623 at http://nhpr.org Governor Lynch Gives Final State of the State Address: Full Transcript Special Coverage: State of the State Address http://nhpr.org/post/special-coverage-state-state-address <p>Gov. Lynch will deliver his final state of the state address to the House and Senate on Tuesday, Jan 31.&nbsp; He <a href="http://info.nhpr.org/lynch-wont-seek-fifth-term" target="_blank">announced in September</a> of 2011 that he would not seek a fifth term.</p><p>NHPR and NHPR.org will carry this speech live from the Statehouse at 11 a.m.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:00:26 +0000 1611 at http://nhpr.org Special Coverage: State of the State Address