CONCORD, New Hampshire — Gov. Chris Sununu is critical of massive spending by Congress, with trillions more under consideration, but has stopped short of saying his state would turn down more federal cash to bolster its comeback from the coronavirus.
“We don’t need more money per se, but lord knows we know how to spend dollars better than anybody in the country,” Sununu, a Republican, said this week during a wide-ranging, on-camera interview with the Washington Examiner in the New Hampshire Capitol. “If there’s dollars out there from the federal government, you bet we’ll take them because we just know how to do it and deliver results.”
Sununu, 46, sounds preoccupied with the dangers of profligate government spending — similar to many people during the late 20th and early 21st centuries shaped by the conservatism of former President Ronald Reagan. Aside from his expressed principled opposition to overspending, the governor worries the infusion of trillions of federal