Under Governor Maggie Hassan’s leadership, New Hampshire has enacted two fiscally responsible, balanced budgets that protect critical economic priorities while holding the line against an income or sales tax. The Governor has improved efficiency and innovation in state government and taken steps to save taxpayers money. The Governor’s careful management of the state budget – coupled with a strengthening economy – helped ensure a $62-million-dollar budget last fiscal year and more than double New Hampshire’s Rainy Day Fund. And Governor Hassan led by example, cutting her salary below her predecessor’s when she entered office and refusing pay increases throughout her time in office.
Governor Hassan will bring this same Granite State focus on fiscal responsibility with her to the U.S. Senate. The Governor has outlined her agenda to help get our nation’s fiscal house in order, cut the deficit, reduce the national debt and support priorities that promote innovative economic growth.
Governor Hassan’s agenda focuses on reforming the budget process through measures that include moving to biennial budgeting, cutting wasteful spending by eliminating and consolidating duplicative and overlapping programs, making data driven decisions to prevent Congress from pouring money into programs that fail, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and supporting priorities that promote economic growth.
For too long, corporate special interests have stacked the deck in Washington in their favor and against both fiscal responsibility and the middle class. Governor Hassan will end tax breaks for these special interests like Wall Street and Big Oil to help cut the deficit, reduce the national debt and restore fiscal responsibility to the federal budget.
Read the Governor’s agenda to bring Granite State fiscal responsibility to Washington here.