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.
“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."
Hassan said the state is still working on a revised timetable to launch Medicaid expansion. She and lawmakers had hoped the program would be up and running July 1st. Hassan also said a trip to Turkey next week with seven NH businesses will help nh do more business with NH’s 12 largest trading partner. Republicans have called the trip, which is going forward despite a Hassan-ordered freeze on out-of-state travel by state workers, as hypocritical.