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Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back – Senate Rolls Over for Sununu, Expands Governor’s Emergency Powers

In a joint House-Senate committee today, the Senate openly carried out the governor’s bidding by adding language to the budget that would make his emergency powers fundamentally stronger than they have been over the past 15 months while including only nominal checks from the Legislature that functionally will not work to limit the governor’s power.