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Updated - N.H. Veto Tracker: Sununu Rejecting Record Number of Bills

Ali Oshinskie / NHPR
A sign marks Gov. Chris Sununu's parking spot outside the New Hampshire State House. Sununu has set a record for the number of gubernatorial vetoes this year - with more, perhaps, on the horizon.

Gov. Chris Sununu used his veto pen only a handful of times in his first term, when Republicans held a majority in both chambers of the Legislature.

This session, with Democrats now holding majorities in the House and Senate, Sununu has already set a modern record for the number of gubernatorial vetoes in a single year. 

Use the tracker below to keep tabs on what's up — and what’s gone down when it comes to vetoes this year. Click the icons to read the bill, stories about the legislation, and the governor's veto message. It takes a two-thirds vote of each chamber to override a veto. Update: Governor Sununu has issued 22 vetoes in 2020, and the House and Senate has sustained each one of them.

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A review of legislative records shows the big uptick in vetoes this year, compared to previous governors since the mid-1990s. 

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This post was originally published in 2019. It's regularly updated to reflect vetoes in 2019-2020.

Dan is a long-time New Hampshire journalist who has written for outlets including Foster's Daily Democrat, The Citizen of Laconia, The Boston Globe, and The Eagle-Tribune. He comes to NHPR from the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he reported on state, local, and national politics.

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