Hassan: Let’s move forward with ‘gladness of heart’

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Let us promise ourselves today that we will meet our challenges by focusing on commonsense solutions born of collaboration. That we will together end the era of hasty, reactive government.

Scripture refers to something called, “gladness of heart,” an appreciation of the opportunity and freedom to do difficult things. In this time and in this place, let’s choose to move our state forward with the optimism and pragmatism that is our hallmark. With “gladness of heart,” let’s choose to remember what a gift it is to be citizens of the Granite State.

— Gov. Maggie Hassan, on becoming New Hampshire’s 81st governor