Chris Sununu on Government Reform



We are committed to breaking down regulatory barriers

This budget includes landmark legislation to grant universal license recognition for the professions in New Hampshire. If you have a substantially similar license and are in good standing in another state, there's no reason you shouldn't have a license on Day One in New Hampshire! If a small business owner needs a license to operate in their current state -- New Hampshire will recognize their license here, incentivizing working professionals across the nation to move to New Hampshire.

My budget creates an independent Office of Regulatory Review and Government Efficiency to be a watchdog to eliminate and prevent frivolous rules and regulations as well as to find efficiencies within state government. We are committed to breaking down regulatory barriers, lowering the cost of entry to do business here, increasing free-market competition, and signaling to the rest of America that New Hampshire is the #1 state in America for Economic Freedom.

Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the N.H. legislature , Feb 14, 2023

Vetoed advocacy groups having to report receipts

Q: Require more disclosure about the sources of campaign financing?

Chris Sununu: No. Vetoed bill requiring issues advocacy organizations to register and report receipts. Says it is "unnecessary and would have a chilling effect on our citizens' rights."

Dan Feltes: Yes. Sponsored bill to ban corporate contributions. Calls it "important" to increase disclosure of campaign contributions and election spending.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race , Nov 3, 2020

Vetoed automatic registration, no-excuse absentee voting

Q: Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?

Chris Sununu: Yes. Vetoed bills establishing automatic voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting. Signed bill law that, before a court limited its reach, required college students who voted to re-register cars in the state.

Dan Feltes: No. "Voting rights are under attack as part of systematic effort." Seeks automatic voter registration, online voter registration, and permanent no-excuse absentee voting.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race , Nov 3, 2020

End expansive government that stifles economic growth

I'm running for governor, because we need to close the opportunity gap that Democratic governors have slid us into over the past two decades. We must end the expansive policies of government that are stifling economic growth in our state.
Source: Boston Globe on 2016 New Hampshire governor race , Sep 7, 2015

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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