Q: How do New Hampshire's finances compare now to the last couple of years?
A: New Hampshire is leading New England out of the economic recession. It has a number of factors that are extremely positive. My overall philosophy was to try and cut taxes and to cut regulations at a time when the states around us were going to have to raise taxes, in order to deal with their economic deficit, as we all pulled out of the recession. [This was] probably the worst recession since World War II and it has had a positive outcome on New Hampshire's economy.