Gov. Hassan to Rotarians: NH on ‘threshold of a bright, new future’
Serving as the group’s guest speaker during a luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hassan mingled with Rotarians before giving a brief address on her efforts to keep Granite State communities strong by motivating business growth and employment opportunities.
Since taking office 10 months ago, Hassan said her focus has been on promoting a growing middle class. As part of her Innovate New Hampshire plan and the state’s two-year budget, the governor says she is confident the foundation has been set to keep the state one of the healthiest, safest and livable areas in America.
“A freeze that helps make college more affordable,” she said, adding that the financial plan will also increase tourism and create a stronger workforce by doubling the state’s research and development tax credits.
“As it stands, we barely have enough (money) to do the bare minimum,” Hassan said of repairing roads and bridges throughout New Hampshire. Strategies must be developed to create a long-term solution for road and bridge construction, she said, adding that local leaders should be supporting transportation needs and making them a priority.
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