This morning Governor John Lynch will deliver his final State of the State address to the General Court.
His record-setting eight years in office have been characterized, perhaps, by cautious steering between ideological extremes. As his era ends, New Hampshire (like the nation) is slowly recovering from the national recession, having suffered a bit less than other states.
He leaves the state with a stronger commitment to civil rights and education than he found it. But he also leaves it with the central issue of funding – for education, even for roads and bridges – unresolved. Ours is the weakest Governorship in the nation, between the short terms, the Executive Council, and the holdover commissioners across the government. So, hoping for complete resolution may be too much.
How will you remember the Lynch years? How can the Governor best serve the state until his successor takes office?
This is an Open Thread.