CONCORD – House Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued the following statement relative to the Democratic House Caucus’ nomination of Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) to be Speaker of the House.

“I congratulate Rep. Shurtleff on his nomination today and wish him well over the coming term. He will certainly have his hands full managing members of his caucus, and their out-of-touch legislative agenda. We’ve already seen some of their bill requests for next year, and it’s clear that the train is off the tracks,” said Hinch, “Elections have consequences, but so will the next two years of policy debates. Republicans won’t stand for repeals of common sense laws we’ve enacted over our time in the majority, nor will we stand for any new taxes or fees, or irresponsible spending. Democrats have a track record of mismanaging the state’s finances, and we intend on making voters very aware of their follies. 2020 has already begun.”