In his inaugural address last Thursday, January 5, 2017, before a joint session of the state House and Senate, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu called for a 90-day moratorium on any new business regulations and drew a standing ovation from the legislature.
The new governor called for unity and a bipartisan approach to solving the state’s problems. He also drew a standing ovation when he called for the passage of right-to-work legislation opposed by unions, and cited workforce development, retaining younger workers, and rising health care costs as issues that must be addressed. He is the state’s 82nd governor and the youngest governor currently serving in the country.
At some point this month, every state governor is expected to outline his or her goals and agendas for the 2017 legislative session. ISRI members have access to each governor’s speeches and can obtain the state’s legislative calendar which will help with planning and following recycling policy initiatives in the states. To access these member-only resources, and learn what your state governor says in their state-of-the-state speech, visit the ISRI State Policy webpage and select the link for ISRI State Legislative Tracking System, or contact Danielle Waterfield or Justin Short for assistance.