How far do the NH governor’s powers go in an emergency?

Mar 18, 2020
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On March 13, 2020 New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu declared a state of emergency due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Since then he has used emergency powers to move public schools to remote instruction, close restaurant dining rooms, ban utilities from discontinuing service, and more. Here’s a summary of the emergency powers a New Hampshire governor can use—and their limits.

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