“If the governor’s office is going to start making mandates, a call should have been made to the medical society,” said Kolm.
“After nearly a year on the job, there is no good excuse for the failure of Governor Maggie Hassan’s embattled drug czar to reach out to top physicians and establish a working relationship with the New Hampshire Medical Society. These doctors are on the front lines of combating New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic, and they deserve the full support of the governor’s office,” said New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn. “This is the latest instance in a troubling pattern of mismanagement and incompetence that we have seen from the Hassan Administration’s response to our devastating substance abuse crisis. Granite Staters expect state government to be well-managed, and it’s clear that Governor Hassan’s focus on her distracting United States Senate campaign is hindering her ability to address this emergency.”
This news follows earlier reports that Governor Hassan’s drug czar also failed to contact top law enforcement officials in New Hampshire’s biggest towns and cities.
Dr. Kolm and the New Hampshire Medical Society will hold its annual Scientific Conference on November 6-8 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside. Titled “The Many Faces of Addiction,” it includes speakers from multiple disciplines including law enforcement, drug courts, intervention and recovery.
Foster’s Daily Democrat: “Hassan Appointed Jack Wozmak As The State Drug Czar, But Kolm Said He Hasn’t Reached Out To Physicians.” (Judi Currie, "N.H. Medical Society conference to focus on opioid abuse epidemic," Foster's Daily Democrat, 10/12/15)
- Kolm: “‘If The Governor’s Office Is Going To Start Making Mandates, A Call Should Have Been Made To The Medical Society.’” “‘But it is a two-way street. We could reach out to him,’ Kolm said. ‘If the governor’s office is going to start making mandates, a call should have been made to the medical society.’” (Judi Currie, "N.H. Medical Society conference to focus on opioid abuse epidemic," Foster's Daily Democrat, 10/12/15)
- “Kolm Said The State Ought To Be More Appreciative Of The Challenges Facing Physicians.” (Judi Currie, "N.H. Medical Society conference to focus on opioid abuse epidemic," Foster's Daily Democrat, 10/12/15)
To: Interested Parties
From: Jennifer Horn, Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party
Re: Governor Hassan Is No Problem Solver
Date: October 12, 2015
With the first No Labels national convention here in Manchester today, we thought it was important to highlight a politician who doesn’t know the first thing about problem solving: Governor Hassan.
In Hassan’s time as a state Senator and Governor, she has been too extreme and too partisan for our state.
Bottom-line: A quick review of Governor Hassan’s positions shows she doesn’t understand what it means to be a No Labels Problem Solver.
Hassan on Jobs
Under Governor Hassan’s leadership, New Hampshire has ranked in the bottom 10 in the country for job creation since the last recession. Our corporate tax climate ranks 3rd worst in the country, and the outright worst in New England. By vetoing the state budget that included critical tax cuts for businesses and clinging fiercely to her tax & spend ideology, Hassan has sent a strong signal to job-creating businesses looking to come to New Hampshire: you’re not welcome.
The first goal of the No Labels National Strategic Agenda is to create 25 million jobs over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, due to her extreme tax & spend policies, Governor Hassan has made it harder for businesses across the state to create jobs.
Instead of supporting tax cuts that would help address New Hampshire’s rating as the third worst state for corporate tax culture, Hassan vetoed the entire state budget.
You can check out a corrected version of Hassan’s video here. Click the yellow highlights to read and share our annotations.
The New Hampshire Republican Party also released a new Tumblr account cataloging Governor Gridlock Hassan’s history of bringing Washington-style politics to Concord. Click here to view the “Governor Gridlock Hassan” Tumblr account.
“Governor ‘Gridlock’ Hassan’s disastrous record of politically-motivated brinkmanship and extremism runs completely counter to the New Hampshire commonsense values of bipartisanship and compromise,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “Unfortunately, the governor has brought Washington-style politics to Concord, and the New Hampshire Republican Party is looking forward to exposing her failed record in new and creative ways.”