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Federal Unemployment Benefits Case Headed to NH Supreme Court

Governor Chris Sununu

Granite Staters appeal to NH Supreme Court to restore federal unemployment benefits Sununu Administration prematurely cut off; Ruling could return thousands of dollars to Granite State families facing the loss of a job or income due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic

Executive Council Rejects Federal Vaccine Money After Hours of Criminal Threatening from Armed Anti-Vax Protestors

The NH Executive Council succumbed to the demands of armed far-right extremists and voted against accepting $27 million in federal funds to boost vaccination rates in New Hampshire.

Before Governor Chris Sununu and Speaker Packard Demonstrate Courage to Act, Rep. Ken Weyler Resigns His Chairmanship

Today Rep. Ken Weyler (R-Kingston) resigned as chair of the Joint Fiscal Committee and House Finance Committee, after weeks of spreading disinformation and endorsing conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The resignation only comes after Sununu was forced to take a position on whether Weyler should remain in the role, which is exactly why Sununu should stop dragging his feet and start calling outright for the resignation of elected officials who spout conspiracy theories and racist, antisemitic, or violent rhetoric.

Complicit Chris Sununu Cancels Executive Council Meeting Over Threats Posed By COVID Deniers While Forcing School Boards Across State to Deal With Harassment

Anti-vaxx disrupter at Executive Council meeting shouting

Governor Chris Sununu cancelled an Executive Council meeting this morning over safety concerns posed by anti-mask, anti-vaccination COVID deniers. Meanwhile, Sununu has forced school boards across the state to deal with this same exact harassment from far-right actors for months, refusing to take steps to protect the overall safety of school board members, students, and educators.

Statement on Initial Court Ruling, Deadline Over Sununu Administration Prematurely Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits for Granite Staters Who Lost Jobs, Income During COVID-19

Sununu has 10 days left to change mind on turning away millions of dollars in federal unemployment benefits, local economy boost for Granite Staters

NH House Republicans, Once Again, Side with COVID Denier Extremists Over Public Health, Science

New Hampshire House Republicans, led by Speaker Sherman Packard, sent a letter today to the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation calling for them to side with COVID denier extremists over public health and science. The letter specifically calls on the delegation to oppose COVID-19 public health efforts by the Biden Administration.  House Republicans.

Court Hearing On Lawsuit Filed by Granite Staters Against Sununu Administration Over Premature Cut-Off of Federal Unemployment Assistance Benefit Scheduled for Friday, September 3rd at 2:00 PM

Text: It's official. We are suing Gov. Sununu. Image: Sununu sitting at desk.

On Friday, September 3rd at 2:00 PM, the Hillsborough County South Superior Court will hold a preliminary hearing on a new lawsuit filed last week against Governor Chris Sununu’s Administration for prematurely cutting off federal unemployment benefits available under the CARES Act. The suit is filed on behalf of four plaintiffs seeking a declaratory ruling and injunctive relief to reinstate the benefits, which could return thousands of dollars to Granite State families facing the loss of a job or income due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic.

ICYMI: Granite Staters File Lawsuit Against Sununu Administration Over Premature Cut-Off of Federal Unemployment Assistance Benefit

Text: It's official. We are suing Gov. Sununu. Image: Sununu sitting at desk.

In case you missed it, a new lawsuit was filed in the Hillsborough County South Superior Court last week against Governor Chris Sununu’s Administration for prematurely cutting off federal unemployment benefits available to Granite Staters under the CARES Act. The suit is filed on behalf of four plaintiffs seeking a declaratory ruling and injunctive relief to reinstate the benefits, which could return thousands of dollars to Granite State families facing the loss of a job or income due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic. A court date is set for Friday, September 3rd.

NH Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut Says Sununu’s School Voucher Scheme May Cost NH Taxpayers $6.77 Million – or 5,257% More – Than Expected in 2021-2022; Public Education Advocates Raise Alarm, Plan to File Legislation

Image: Chris Sununu, Frank Edelblut, and Betsy DeVos profiles; Text: From start to finish, there has been no accountability for Sununu's school voucher scheme

On WMUR Close Up on Sunday, Governor Chris Sununu’s Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut admitted that the school voucher scheme passed into law by Sununu and his Republican majorities in the State House may cost the state an additional $6.77 million this year alone – or a 5,257% increase over what Sununu’s administration told lawmakers to expect.

As a Candidate in 2016, Chris Sununu Promised Voters He’d Support Universal Background Checks, Now Threatens to Side With Corporate Gun Lobby Over Granite Staters

Governor Sununu threatens to veto legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers Concord, NH –At a final debate as a Gubernatorial candidate in 2016, Chris Sununu promised voters he’d support universal… Read More