NHDP Statement on U.S. News Ranking New Hampshire the Number One State for Economic Opportunity

 Concord, N.H. – Thanks to Senator Maggie Hassan’s steady bipartisan leadership as Governor over the last four years, U.S. News today announced that New Hampshire has been ranked the number one state in the nation for economic opportunity (and the number two best state overall).

The rankings weigh a number of measures of each state’s health, education and economy.

“Thanks to Senator Maggie Hassan’s steady leadership in the Governor’s office over the last four years, New Hampshire has been recognized as the number one state in the nation for economic opportunity and the number two-ranked state overall,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “As Governor, Senator Hassan worked across party lines to balance two fiscally responsible budgets that protected critical economic priorities for our people and to pass and reauthorize our Medicaid expansion program that has strengthened the health and financial security of more than 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters. She also froze in-state tuition at our universities and reduced tuition at community colleges, and cut taxes for our small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. Now, Governor Sununu needs to take advantage of the strong economic position that he inherited and work with Democrats in the New Hampshire House and Senate to build on the progress we’ve been making over the past four years.”

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