NH Gov. John Lynch received a B in the Cato Institute's latest governor's rankings. He must've been graded on a curve. Lynch was praised for opposing a sales or income tax. Well, no one can get elected governor in NH without making that pledge, so no points are earned there. The question is what has he done as governor to prevent a sales or income tax from being implemented. The answer is: Nothing.
The big budget issue in New Hampshire is education funding. The Supreme Court has ordered the state to define "adequate education" and pay for ALL of it. New Hampshire would be the only state in the nation that relies on state rather than local funds to pay for public education. For his entire first term Lynch embraced the court's ruling, obliquely, but he embraced it. And he worked against attempts to overturn the ruling by constitutional amendment.