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Letter: A terrible start


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A terrible start

Gov. Chris Sununu’s first 100 days in office has been all downhill. I’m not talking about his abuse of a government Twitter account to promote his family’s ski resort; I’m talking about the job losses he has overseen.

Half a billion dollars in economic activity over 10 years and 1,500 jobs will be gone from New Hampshire as the NASCAR race in Loudon is moved to Las Vegas.

New Hampshire has only one news TV station as WBIN closed down, losing jobs and cutting the state’s presence in the TV industry.

Overall job creation is poor in New Hampshire.

The governor of Virginia has welcomed the Nestle company to Virginia and 750 full-time jobs. Why didn’t Gov. Sununu work to bring the headquarters to New Hampshire?

No Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in New Hampshire. Even Rhode Island has a Fortune 500 American headquarters.

Adding mall jobs and shopping plaza jobs does not create an economic future that expands the middle class. New studies have presented evidence that the lack of great jobs is one major force in the increasing use of heroin. The lack of jobs, lack of opportunity and lack of hope leads to increased drug use.

So Gov. Sununu’s lack of jobs creation is adding to the heroin problem, not solving it. Sununu’s first 100 days have been all downhill. Let’s hope he changes course or he will drag down the whole state and our children’s future with him.

FRANK LINNEHAN

Milford