Gov. Chris Sununu soaks in the applause as he and his wife, Valerie, are greeted at the State House for his inauguration on Thursday as Speaker of the House Steve Shurtleff (right) joins in the applause. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff By ETHAN DeWITT Monitor staff Saturday, January 05, 2019 Print Capital Beat As policy blueprints go, Gov. Chris Sununu’s inaugural address ran the gamut: opioid treatment, education, energy policies, suicide prevention. The hour-long speech covered a swath of territory familiar to anyone in touch with New Hampshire’s major problems.But just as revealing as the policy areas Sununu did weigh in on were the areas he didn’t. Major initiatives pushed largely by Democratic lawmakers went unmentioned in the governor’s speech.And for good reason: They’re also the efforts the Republican governor opposes most, and the ones with the biggest potential for friction under a Democratic Legislature.Let’s start with the biggest elephants in the room: Marijuana After months of input from stakeholders at a study commission, Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, is taking his bill to prime time.The longtime champion of marijuana legalization is pushing for a law that would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of recreational… Read full this story
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