Distant Dome with Garry Rayno

‘Local control’ to reopen schools really means you are on your own

“Contrary to popular belief, New Hampshire is not a home rule state. Despite our political tradition of local control, New Hampshire’s Constitution does not grant any power directly to municipalities. Our municipalities only have authority to act if the state legislature gives it to them through a statute. ‘Towns only have such powers as are expressly granted to them by the legislature and such as are necessarily implied or incidental thereto.’ Girard v. Allenstown, 121 N.H. 268 (1981). READ MORE
Distant Dome with Garry Rayno

Sununu’s veto pen likely to see even more action this week

Word around — can’t say State House anymore because it has been closed — the virtual hallways was Sununu did not want to veto that many bills this session and he almost had his wish until the Senate created a path around the obstruction House Republicans orchestrated. They opposed changing bill deadlines after work had been suspended for three months due to the virus effectively killing all remaining bills before the House. READ MORE