Governor Chris Sununu

Why do Sununu and MacDonald Need to Suspend Constitutional Rights?

The following article was originally posted in the NH Journal, January 14, 2021 At least on paper, Governor Chris Sununu is currently one of the most powerful executives in the United States. In litigation against the Governor’s COVID-19 orders, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has successfully argued that—in a time of emergency—Sununu has the power to suspend civil liberties, including fundamental constitutional rights. …

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The Forgotten Force in Our New Hampshire Government

The Executive Council isn’t just a group of advisors. Its members wield real power in the state and serve as a check on the Governor. Whether we’re talking about significant state contracts, pardons, or judicial nominations, it’s the Executive Council who has the final say. If that surprises you, you are far from alone. In fact, the power of New Hampshire’s Executive Council is unmatched by any other similar state body in the country.

Thankful for the Support of the Governor and Executive Council for NH Children

Yesterday, the Governor and Executive Council members took the next step to preserve needed funding for Bethany Christian Services. IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING, PLEASE THANK THEM AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES!! The Governor and two Executive Council members took action today to ensure a vote on December 18 for a contract extension with Bethany Christian Services. …

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What is Your School’s New Bathroom Policy?

Attention Parents of School-Aged Children,  We wanted to share with you one example of the real life consequences of SB 263, which our New Hampshire Legislature passed this session, Governor Sununu signed into law on July 18, 2019 and is effective 60 days after passage.  This letter was sent to parents of children at Gilford Elementary. (Highlights added by Cornerstone)  SB 263 becoming law means that now schools are …

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Summer Update 2019

BILLS SIGNED, VETOED AND MADE INTO LAW  Mixed Results from Governor Sununuon 2019 Bills Governor Chris Sununu is leaving a mixed record as he deals with the bills passed by the New Hampshire General Court in 2019. His recent decisions include victories for parental rights and anti-trafficking efforts, but disappointments regarding gender policy and expanded gambling.  As you review the bills below, keep in mind …

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Legislative Update June 3

Week of June 3rd – June 7th  House session June 5th -6th! Contact your state representatives about these important bills coming up.  BILL: SB 41 Relative to Historical Racing CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED This is a calculated business endeavor premised on extracting profits from addicted gamblers. This is neither a healthy nor ethical way to collect revenue for the state. Read our position here. Minority Report: “The minority …

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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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Conscience Bill Should Be Welcomed

Shortly before the 2016 election, then-candidate Chris Sununu  – who had a mixed record as an executive councilor when it came to funding abortion providers – wrote that he would support five specific “common sense” initiatives long pursued by pro-life voters. In an open letter addressed to attorney Ovide Lamontagne, Sununu cited “healthcare freedom of conscience” as one of them. We hope the legislature …

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Victories and Challenges Mark 2017 Legislative Session in Concord

Cornerstone supporters were instrumental in building support for several important legislative measures that Governor Sununu has signed into law. Education policy was a particular bright spot in the 2017 legislative session. School districts now have greater flexibility in finding alternatives for students in grades not provided by the local district (SB 8). Pupil privacy and parental rights were affirmed by passage of SB 43, …

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