The Weekender (4/7/23)


Welcome to the Democratic Governors Association’s Friday newsletter, the Weekender.

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Gov. Sununu Wants a “Real Job”
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu made it crystal clear this week just what he thought of his elected position when he told an audience “I gotta get a real job.”These insulting comments are just the latest proof that self-serving Chris Sununu cares more about getting national attention for himself instead of fixing the real problems facing working families across the state. With a governor who doesn’t think that his job is real, it is crystal clear why the working families of New Hampshire continue to face a long-standing housing crisis along with electric bills that are rising at the highest rates in the country. Chris Sununu is more focused on raising his national profile and undermining public education instead of tackling the real issues the people of New Hampshire face every day.

Thanks to Gov. Whitmer, MI’s Extreme Abortion Ban is No Longer Law

A nearly century-old law banning abortion in Michigan without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizing nurses and doctors has been officially repealed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor’s signature on the bipartisan bill comes after Michiganders turned out in record numbers last year to enshrine reproductive freedom in the state constitution. The new laws remove the unconstitutional 1931 law from the books and ensure that Michiganders can make their own decisions about their own bodies.

Following the bill signing, Gov. Whitmer said, “In November, Michiganders sent a clear message: we deserve to make our own decisions about own bodies. . .Standing up for people’s fundamental freedoms is the right thing to do and it’s also just good economics. By getting this done, we will help attract talent and business investment too. I will continue to use every tool in my toolbox to support, protect, and affirm reproductive freedom for every Michigander, and I’ll work with anyone to make Michigan a welcoming beacon of opportunity where anyone can envision a future.”

WATCH: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on CNN talk about how Dem govs are getting things done

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in our communities and on our roads and streets, whether they’re taking their kids to school or driving home from work, but reckless driving and other dangerous behaviors are putting folks at risk across our state. I’m glad reckless driving is the first issue we’re addressing this session, but our work cannot stop here.”– Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on enacting the first bill of his second term, aimed to curb reckless driving

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