The budget is the immediate concern to people like David Atkinson, a math teacher for North Stratford Public School. He held a sign to protest the lack of a budget deal outside the Executive Council meeting Wednesday. He said he is a long-time Republican, supported Sununu, but cannot support him now.
“It’s unfortunate that the bipartisan effort that our legislature worked hard to do, supporting our students and our kids, especially in rural poor districts like I am from, he just kind of vetoed it and threw it out,” Atkinson said.
Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier said Sununu has lost his support because of the budget veto as well. “I don’t think the governor could look me in the eye and tell me how good this veto is for Berlin,” Grenier said.