For Immediate Release
Posted: October 08, 2021


Communications Director
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Governor Chris Sununu Statement on AG Memo

Concord, NH –  Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after Attorney General John Formella sent the Governor a memo regarding the Federal COVID-19 Grant language:

“I appreciate that the Attorney General has been very clear in his determination that these contracts do not bind the New Hampshire state government to any sweeping federal mandates, ensuring our state’s sovereignty in how we manage the COVID pandemic.”

Note: A copy of the memo and corresponding exhibits can be found here.

*** NOTE: A Copy of the Attorney Generals Press Release is Below****


Released by: John M. Formella, Attorney General

Subject:  Attorney General Memo to Governor Sununu Regarding Covid-19 Grant Conditions

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2021

Contact:  Kate Giaquinto,  (603) 573-6103

Concord, NH -- Attorney General John M. Formella has issued a memo to Governor Sununu regarding Covid-19 grant conditions. This memo and associated exhibits are being released publicly by the Attorney General because the Governor has agreed to waive the attorney-client privilege as applied to this memo and the associated exhibits.

In addition, the questions addressed in this memo have been raised by members of the Executive Council, members of the Legislature, and other State officials. The issues addressed have also been the subject of significant public debate and discussion. Therefore, the Attorney General has determined that a public distribution of these documents by this Office is appropriate.

A copy of the memo and corresponding exhibits can be found: