Chris Sununu

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is returning to New Hampshire this month to campaign for fellow Republican Chris Sununu for the GOP gubernatorial nominee.

Kasich, who came in second place in New Hampshire's presidential primary, is back in the state Aug. 28-29.

A Kasich spokesman said Tuesday Sununu, a business leader, understands how to grow New Hampshire's economy and keep taxes low to grow new jobs and businesses.

The state primaries are Sept. 13. Candidates are competing to replace Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

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After filing to run for Governor, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu told reporters it would be "crazy" to think the state can solve the opioid crisis without spending more money to boost treatment options and increase anti-drug education in schools.

But more than money, Sununu said, New Hampshire needs leadership.

A member of New Hampshire's Executive Council who's running for governor says he'll recuse himself from an upcoming vote on a plan to expand skiing on Mount Sunapee, because he's the CEO of another ski resort.

Chris Sununu, a Republican, said Tuesday elected officials must be transparent and impartial in their deliberations on public projects. 

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N.H.’s Executive Council took its show on the road Wednesday to the town of Mason. There was no high-profile item before the council, but regardless of the agenda, expect the council to be front and center politically through next November.

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Senate Finance Chair Jeanie Forrester says she is considering a run for governor.

Forrester, a Republican from Meredith, says she was approached by the Republican Governors Association in Washington D.C. months ago but says her attention is on the state budget, which has been in limbo since Gov. Maggie Hassan's veto in June.

“I was flattered; it’s not the priority for me now," Forrester said. "I certainly don’t want to be having the discussion about it; we should be focusing on the budget.”

Executive Councilor Chris Sununu says he’s running for governor in 2016.

The Republican announced his candidacy Monday, taking aim at Gov. Maggie Hassan, calling her "government-first solutions" wrong for the state.

Executive Councilor Chris Sununu says he’s still hoping to find alternative organizations that can provide women’s health care, after he voted to reject a contract with Planned Parenthood.

Sununu was among the three Republican councilors to vote against the $640,000 contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

NHPR Staff

The Executive Council voted yesterday against renewing two family planning contracts for Planned Parenthood centers in New Hampshire. Here are two perspectives on that controversial issue.

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The Executive Council Wednesday voted 3-2 along party lines against renewing two family planning contracts for Planned Parenthood centers in New Hampshire.