Maggie Hassan

NH News
8:53 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Live Blog: Gov. Hassan On The Exchange

Gov. Maggie Hassan on The Exchange.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:56: Gov. Hassan on raising the gas tax: “We need a modern and solid infrastructure if we’re going to have a 21st 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.”

9:52: Gov. Hassan on minimum wage: “Feel very strongly” it is the right thing to do to increase it. 

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NH News
6:20 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

N.H. Senate Deal Opens The Door For Medicaid Expansion

Governor Maggie Hassan's first State of the State Address touched on a wide range of issues, including energy, infrastructure, and  education.

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. 

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NH News
5:47 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Word Cloud of Hassan's SOTS Address

Below are the most common words used in the Governor's first State of the State Address.

NH News
4:53 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Gov. Hassan Calls On Lawmakers To Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage

In her State of the State address today, Governor Maggie Hassan called on state lawmakers to restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.

The state Legislature in 2011 eliminated the state minimum wage and defaulted to the federal wage of $7.25 an hour.

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.

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NH News
11:38 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Live Blog, Full Audio & Text: Gov. Hassan's State Of The State Address

Listen to the full speech here & scroll down for full speech text:

3:10: Hassan's closing statement: "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. Because, for the State of New Hampshire, the best way forward is always through."

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Taking Stock Of Governor Hassan's First Year

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In her state of the state address this afternoon, Hassan’s expected to look back at progress made in her first year in office, and ahead to what she hopes to accomplish. We’ll take stock of how she’s done with some of her top priorities including Medicaid expansion, casino gambling, the state budget and the mental health system.

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NHPR Blogs
2:31 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

The Sidebar: Eyes On The State Of The State

Credit Chris Jensen, NHPR News

Gov. Maggie Hassan will deliver her first State of the State address Thursday to a joint session of New Hampshire lawmakers.

Hassan ended her first year in office with decent job-approval ratings – 51 percent versus 21 percent who disapprove, according to a recent poll.

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.

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NH News
2:03 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State of the State Speech Postponed To Thursday

Credit NHPR Staff

With a winter storm looming, Governor Maggie Hassan has postponed her State of the State address until Thursday afternoon.

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NH News
9:40 am
Wed January 8, 2014

State Sets Up Hotline For Fred Fuller Oil Customers

 

The state of New Hampshire has set up an emergency hotline for Fred Fuller Oil Co. customers who are in imminent danger of running out of home heating oil.

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NH News
1:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Gov. Hassan: 1,350 N.H. Residents Have Lost Unemployment Benefits

Credit Paul Filippov for NHPR

Gov. Maggie Hassan is urging Congress to renew long-term unemployment benefits that expired for 1,350 out-of-work New Hampshire residents last week.

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NH News
1:14 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Executive Council OKs Circuit Court Judges, PUC Commissioner

The Executive Council has confirmed four judges for the circuit court nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan.

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Health
6:33 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

State Agrees To $30 Million Settlement In Mental Health Lawsuit

The state of New Hampshire has agreed to settle a major class-action lawsuit over its treatment of residents with serious mental illness.

Under the terms of the agreement announced Thursday, the state will spend an additional $30 million on expanding services for the strained mental health system over the next 4 years. 

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NH News
10:25 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Five N.H. Companies Receiving $72K In Job Training Grants

Five New Hampshire companies will get job training grants totaling roughly $72,000.

Governor Maggie Hassan announced the awards this morning.

Phase 2 Medical Manufacturing of Rochester will use a grant of approximately $32,000 to train 67 employees.

And Relyco Sales Incorporated in Dover is receiving $25,700, which will be used to train 17 employees in sales.

D.D. Bean & Sons Company of Jaffrey, Collins Home Innovation Corporation and New Hampshire Auto Dealers Services Incorporated are also receiving grants.

Each company matches the grant.

NH News
4:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Senate Can't Agree On Medicaid Expansion

Governor Hassan answers questions after a plan to expand Medicaid failed in the statehouse.
Credit NHPR

The State Senate couldn’t pass the plan favored by GOP leaders, and then rejected a plan embraced by Democrats on party lines. Ultimately, the Senate adopted a second GOP proposal, before laying it on the table. Two hours later it rejected a Medicaid bill passed by Democrats in the N.H. House.

John Reagan is a Republican from Deerfield:

"I can contend with combinations of vagaries and certainties, but my friends to be steered and rushed is an invitation leading to rueful decisions."

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NH News
5:24 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Medicaid Compromise Looking Dicey

Gov. Maggie Hassan has spent the last several days taking her push to expand Medicaid out side of Concord, and into the districts of GOP Senators.

Speaking at SNHU, in the home district of Republican David Boutin, Hassan said the GOP needs to bend.

"Every time we put forward a compromise, we are told that it’s no good, it’s still their original plan."

Back at the statehouse, Senate President Chuck Morse insisted that’s not true.

"We are open to suggestions.'

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