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NH Paid Leave Bill Nixed by GOP Governor, Override Votes Iffy

May 9, 2019, 10:57 PM

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) vetoed a paid family and medical leave insurance bill, objecting to the bill’s funding mechanism.

“Senate Bill 1 is an income tax that neither I nor the people of New Hampshire will ever support,” Sununu said in his May 9 veto letter. “I have proposed a paid family medical leave plan that will work—one that is voluntary, affordable, and income tax free. That is the New Hampshire way.”

Democrats were quick to criticize the expected veto.

“This is why people don’t like politics. Politicians—regardless of their last name or where they come ...