New Hampshire

Chris Sununu Calls for Cooperation in 2nd Inauguration as New Hampshire Governor

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has been sworn in for a second term in New Hampshire, calling for bipartisan cooperation and proposing half a dozen new initiatives.

Sununu is the first Republican governor in modern New Hampshire history to face a Democratic Legislature. In his inaugural address Thursday, he called on lawmakers to find common ground and not use the state budget to further partisan political agendas.

He also outlined priorities including welfare reform, improving foster care and creating a commission to study New Hampshire's high rate of pediatric cancer. And he proposed mandatory suicide prevention training for teachers and new "career academies" that combine a fifth year of high school with community college, resulting in both a high school diploma, free associate's degree and a guaranteed job interview.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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