CONCORD – New Hampshire House Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) release statements following Governor Sununu’s State of the State Address.

House Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“The governor put forward today an uplifting account of the state of our state and the character if its people. Our constituents elected us to represent their interests here in Concord, and I believe we are doing that through common sense legislation to improve our economy, education, infrastructure, our response addiction and mental health crises, and improve quality of life in every community. We agree that New Hampshire’s system of government puts people above politics, and that’s something we hope Washington can learn from.”

House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“I thank the governor for sharing highlights of our accomplishments over the last year, and look forward to working with him on the future initiatives he spoke about this morning. Voters elected a unified Republican state government, and we are producing results for the State of New Hampshire. Our unemployment remains among the lowest in the nation, and our economy continues to grow as the result of proactive Republican policies, including responsible budgeting, low state taxes, and reform of regulations. We have many challenges ahead before the legislative session ends and campaign season begins. I believe the governor’s speech today is an excellent resume for us to demonstrate to voters that we’ve achieved many of the goals we campaigned on in 2016.”