Priority

Supporting the North Country

Governor Maggie Hassan has stood up for the people and communities of the North Country and worked to protect the scenic views and beautiful natural resources that are central to New Hampshire’s economy and way of life. Maggie has increased investments in travel and tourism promotion and has been a strong advocate for the Balsams redevelopment project, which has the potential to create jobs, boost the North Country’s economy and have a ripple effect across the state. She also extended the Coos County Tax Credit and supported the launch of the North Country Cell Service Initiative.

Maggie’s also successfully worked to put more state troopers on the road to help improve response times in the North Country. She recently signed legislation to support federal border patrol agents so that they can continue providing critical assistance to help keep North Country communities safe. And she has fought to protect the North Country’s communities and scenic views – including the viewsheds of the White Mountain National Forest – from a potentially dangerous tar sands oil pipeline and pushed Northern Pass officials to listen to the concerns of Granite Staters.

She has also helped expand safe opportunities for off-road vehicle recreation, supporting the “Ride the Wilds” ATV trail system and announcing approval of permits allowing off-road vehicles to travel on state highways.

In the Senate, Maggie will continue to fight for the North Country and ensure that every community in the Granite State gets the support it deserves from Washington – including pressing for adequate infrastructure funding to maintain roads and bridges in the North Country and expanding programs such as the North Country Cell Service Initiative to ensure that every business, home and community in New Hampshire can get connected.