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Family Medical Leave

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Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed bills to create a paid family leave program, to expand absentee voting and to provide relief for people who have trouble making housing payments due to COVID-19, continuing a string of vetoes that has already set a record for a New Hampshire governor.

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Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized Gov. Chris Sununu Saturday for his plan to veto a family medical leave proposal backed by Democrats in the New Hampshire Legislature. 

The New York senator was on a panel in Laconia with advocates for what’s known as Senate Bill 1. It would fund family and medical leave for New Hampshire workers through a payroll tax.