After the balls are over: Explaining inauguration expenses
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Since Chris Sununu is the first New Hampshire governor to come under a 2016 law regarding monies collected for inauguration parties, he deserves the benefit of the doubt regarding how those funds were spent.
Now that questions have been raised, it would serve the governor well to make a fuller accounting than the letter of the law requires.
The fact that large companies donated to the inaugural committee is no surprise. A Sunday News report noted that Gov. John Lynch and Gov. Maggie Hassan received similar funds for their inaugural events.