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Feb 4, 2016 11:46 AM

In 2nd NH State of State address, Hassan faces Republicans, Senate race

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, in her second two-year term, is getting ready to give her State-of-the-State address as she's running in what's expected to be a high-profile U.S. Senate race against Republican Kelly Ayotte.

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Hassan is addressing the Legislature at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. You can catch it live on WBIN-TV, NH1.com, and 99.1 NH1 News.

One of the issues she may address is signing two bills into law aimed at stemming the state's substance abuse crisis.

Another may be reauthorizing Medicaid expansion. She hasn't commented on a plan introduced by Republican lawmakers outlining a proposal that includes work requirements for recipients and asks insurance companies and hospitals to help foot the state's share of the program's costs.

In her first state-of-the-state address, she renewed her call for New Hampshire to compete with Massachusetts by legalizing a casino, a measure rejected by legislators.

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