The incoming legislature will be more evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. We should see this not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to move beyond the partisan divide. The challenges our state faces must be met with the best solutions and ideas we can muster. Good ideas and good people reside on both sides of the aisle.
We will build a New Hampshire that nurtures innovation and entrepreneurs. Where businesses can and want to grow. Where young people will stay and work, and create their own new companies. A New Hampshire where every child goes to a good school; where all families can afford college; and where all of our workers can get the training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Together, we will build a smarter, transparent state government on a foundation of fiscal responsibility and common sense. We will meet our responsibilities, and we will do so without an income or sales tax. And we will continue to ensure that all of our citizens share in the liberties and rights our state holds so dear.
Over the past year, I’ve met many wonderful people across New Hampshire. Know that I will take what I heard from you, what I learned from you, with me into the governor’s office. And I’m going to work every day to keep listening, because it is only together that we will build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire.
As governor, my door will always be open, and I want to hear from all Granite Staters who are willing to contribute their talent, energy, and ideas to moving New Hampshire forward. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to make progress for our state. It will take all of us coming together, and I hope that each and every citizen will participate. Because that’s always been the New Hampshire way. Together, we will move forward.
Thank you again, New Hampshire.