Governor Hassan

9:07 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Hassan Visits Washington D.C. For Governor's Conference, Obama Meeting

Governor Hassan speaks to NHPR's Laura Knoy at the Rudman Center in 2014
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Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is in Washington, D.C., to attend a conference of the nation's governors, meet with President Barack Obama and the other Democratic governors and deliver a speech to a progressive organizing group.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Governor Hassan On Her '16-17 Budget Priorities And How To Pay For Them

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We'll sit down with Governor Hassan to discuss her budget for the next biennium, the current legislature, and her goals for the next two years.


  • Maggie Hassan - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, a democrat in her second term.  She’s also a former state senator from Exeter, and a former Senate Majority Leader.
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12:34 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Governor Hassan Delivers 2015 Budget Address

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Governor Maggie Hassan delivered her 2015 budget address to a joint session of the N.H. Legislator Thursday.

Click through the gallery above to see photos of the address. Scroll down for our live blog, the full text of her speech, as well as related links, explainers, and photographs.

Governor Maggie Hassan's 2015 Budget Address

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3:30 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Hassan Faces Challenges, Questions On Budget Priorities

Governor Hassan speaks to legislators at her inauguration in January
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Governor Maggie Hassan will today present her spending plan for the next two years on Thursday. Budget writers face several key challenges this year.

Will the Governor again include a casino in her budget? Will she propose spending on commuter rail, a goal she called crucial when she was sworn in? We’ll have to wait for the speech to see. Hassan didn’t tip her hand in brief comments to reporters.

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NH News
8:53 am
Mon January 12, 2015

On The Political Front: Republicans Reelect Chair, Budget Battle Looms

The New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord
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NHPR’s Josh Rogers joins Rick Ganley Monday mornings to discuss developments on New Hampshire’s political front.

Governor Hassan has begun her second term. Republicans voted Saturday to give Jennifer Horn another turn as party chair. And back to work for lawmakers in Concord. Let’s start with the GOP state committee meeting over the weekend, the re-election of Jennifer Horn. Significant?

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8:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Governor Hassan Inaugurated For Second Term: Live Blog, Analysis & Republican Response

The N.H. Statehouse on Inauguration Day 2015
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Today, Governor Maggie Hassan begins her second term facing a far different political landscape than she faced two years ago. Scroll down for real-time updates from the Statehouse featuring news, tweets from NHPR reporters and photos by Allegra Boverman. Click through additional photos in the gallery above.

Visit the official inaugural committee website here. 

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4:31 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Hassan's Inaugural Donors List Will Be Made Available, Bradley Calls For Mandatory Disclosure

Screenshot of the Inaugural Committee's website

Governor Maggie Hassan’s inaugural committee says it’s raised more than $200,000 dollars. State law permits such donations to remain private but a spokesman for the committee says the names and contribution amounts will be made available.

State law has never required the disclosure of inauguration donors, but one governor – John Lynch -- took the step of filing reports with the secretary of state’s office anyway.

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5:14 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Easier Access To Overdose Drug Could Save Lives

Credit Taber Andrew Bain

A task force appointed by the governor says first responders need quick and easy access to a drug that’s been proven to save lives during a heroin overdose.

There were over 1,200 drug related emergency calls in NH last year. Seventy people died from heroin overdoses.

But the drug task force’s expects higher numbers in 2014, which is why it wants first responders to have easy access to a nasal spray called naloxone. That drug has proven to be effective in saving the lives of people in the throes of an opioid overdose.

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NH News
7:42 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Hassan Makes Nominations To Public Utilities Commission, Site Evaluation Committee

Gov. Maggie Hassan is making nominations to the Public Utilities Commission and to a committee that would allow permitting for energy projects like the Northern Pass. 

She's nominating Martin Honigberg of Concord to serve as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission at Wednesday's Executive Council meeting. She's also nominating Patricia Weathersby of Rye and Roger Hawk of Concord to the Site Evaluation Committee. 

The council must confirm the nominations. 

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