No “local control” during disease outbreaks

Mar 23, 2020
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During a disease outbreak, cities and towns have the power to close their own property, such as parks.  However, they do not have the power to order businesses to close or cancel events.   

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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