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Sep 30, 2016 3:19 PM

NH government officials express concern over drugs in State House


CONCORD — Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) voiced their concerns following the report issued by the Attorney General upon the conclusion of his investigation into drug distribution in the State House by former Rep. Kyle Tasker.

READ: AG's office releases names of NH lawmakers Tasker sold drugs to, no criminal charges

"The Governor is extremely concerned by the illegal activity conducted by some members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The Attorney General conducted a thorough investigation, and the DOJ's report includes an explanation for not bringing charges forward," said the Communications Director for Gov. Hassan.

And in a First on NH1 News report, the N.H. GOP has responded, too.

“Any member of the New Hampshire House, including the Republicans and Democrat mentioned in the Attorney General’s report, who committed a criminal offense has done a disservice to their constituents," party Chairman Jennifer Horn said. "Voters will have a chance in November to decide if these individuals deserve to be reelected."

House Speaker Jasper also showed concern about members of the House knowingly committing criminal offenses:

“Members of the Legislature take an oath to uphold our Constitution and the laws of our state. Any member of the House who has knowingly committed a criminal offense should consider whether their actions have compromised the dignity and integrity of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, or have done a disservice to their constituents. There are no charges, and therefore no criminal proceedings, but the voters will decide whether or not the representatives running for reelection deserve their votes."

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