Death, taxes, Trump: Biggest NH political stories
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After 20 years trying, state lawmakers repealed capital punishment in 2019, one of the biggest political stories in a year filled with them.

This time, the governor couldn’t block it, which made New Hampshire the 21st state to outlaw it.

For decades the state’s chief executives have been in lockstep with law enforcement groups that opposed all attempts to rescind the death penalty. The last time the cause made it to the corner office was in 2000, when then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen issued her veto.

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