CONCORD – Gov. Maggie Hassan made it official Thursday morning, filing to run for her second term among supporters and several protestors outside the Secretary of State’s Office.
Hassan said she has worked to solve problems “in the New Hampshire way, bringing everyone together.”
She cited the bi-partisan support for the two-year budget, freezing state college tuition, doubling the research and development tax credit, providing health care to 50,000 poor adults and raising the gas tax to fix the state’s roads and bridges as the hallmarks of her first term.
She said more work needs to be done but vowed again to veto any sales or income tax that makes its way to her desk.
She reiterated her support for casino gambling, saying its better to have the revenue that will go out of state stay here in New Hampshire to fund this state’s needs.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway is expected to file this afternoon.