For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014
CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, which is based on 2012 data:
“New Hampshire continues to outperform most of the country in overall child well-being, but the latest rankings reinforce that there is more that we can do to strengthen the economic security of our hard-working families. Over the past 19 months, we have made significant bipartisan progress to support the creation of good-paying jobs and strengthen the economic security of middle class families, reaching our lowest unemployment rate since 2008, expanding access to health care for thousands of Granite Staters, freezing in-state tuition at our university system and reducing tuition at our community colleges beginning this fall.
“In order to build a brighter future for all of our young people, we must continue to build on our bipartisan progress and restore and increase our minimum wage, expand opportunity for middle class families, help innovative businesses create jobs and keep our economy moving in the right direction.”