Chris Sununu in 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: Reduce homelessness, 13,500 new units in next three years

One of our biggest challenges is the availability of housing for our working families. Our state's shortage of available housing was further squeezed by the pandemic as people poured in. With that challenge I see opportunity. I created the Council for Housing Stability in November 2020. That council developed a three-year plan, that aims reduce homelessness and to increase housing options for our working families by 13,500 units in the next three years.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Crime: Ensure violent criminals don't automatically go free on bail

Despite our ranking as the Number One State for Public Safety in the United States--we know there is still more work to do to keep our communities safe. I was grateful to see that just yesterday the Senate passed SB 294--which will ensure violent criminals do not automatically walk free on bail. This law is critical in protecting victims of domestic violence--attackers shouldn't be able to continue to prey on their victims.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Education: Education Freedom Savings Accounts provides options

Last year we fought to Expand Educational Opportunities for students and families. This year, for the first time in state history, a child's zip code or family income no longer dictates their educational options, with Education Freedom Savings Accounts New Hampshire is providing opportunities to thousands of families across our state with nothing but positive results.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Environment: $150M to address PFAS contamination in our water systems

We made investments to address PFAS contamination in our water systems. PFAS is one of the biggest Environmental Concerns this state has ever faced and with the leadership and help of Senator Chuck Morse, we allocated $150M to fund water infrastructure projects to ensure when you turn on your faucet--you know the water in your cup is safe to drink.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Health Care: We stopped the federal vaccine mandates, for personal choice

New Hampshire has consistently ranked among the safest states in the country for COVID -- now having one of the lowest hospitalization rates in America--and we did it without sacrificing the freedoms we hold dear.But we also didn't go to extremes and tell small businesses who they could hire or fire.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Homeland Security: Create Veterans Campus for veterans, active military

The Veterans Campus, being proposed for a site in Franklin, is designed to integrate veterans, active military, and their families. A campus that includes housing, supportive services, a retreat center, a true integration of care coordination, therapeutic and recreational services all designed by veterans and military personnel, for veterans and military personnel. Like never before New Hampshire is going to be able to create the gold standard in the health and wellness of America's heroes.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Principles & Values: Granite State is ranked as the Freest State in the Nation

Let's start with some really good news:Ranking after ranking shows what we have long known--the Granite State is the place to be and America is taking notice.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Principles & Values: Put Suicide Prevention phone number on every student ID card

I am calling on the House and Senate today to continue the progress we've made in bolstering mental health services by passing SB 234--which would require every student ID card in New Hampshire to have the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Easy access to this 24-Emergency service for every family--It's so simple, cost nothing, but will undoubtedly save lives.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Tax Reform: If your town isn't lowering taxes, go out and make it happen

So instead of downshifting costs, we downshifted cash, giving cities and towns extra flexibility--a win for our citizens. Because of these investments, many towns are using this increased financial opportunity to lower local property taxes. I'm here to tell you--if your town isn't lowering taxes for some reason, town meeting day is in less than a month, so go out, make your voice heard, and work with your local town officials to help make it happen. Now's the time to do it.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

On Tax Reform: Tax cuts work, so let's do it again!

Last year I prioritized cutting taxes and attracting businesses. Thanks to this legislature, we cut taxes, and then cut more taxes - New Hampshire has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country, putting more money back into the pockets of families and small businesses--all while continuing robust services under a fair and balanced budget. The result is businesses pouring into N.H, growing sustainably, and creating the biggest budget surplus in the state's history. TAX CUTS WORK, SO LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature Feb 17, 2022

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