New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu last week vetoed new legislation mandating paid leave in the Granite State. SB 1, which cleared the legislature just a day before the Governor vetoed it, would have dictated that businesses provide paid family leave insurance to all employees (similar to programs in New York and Rhode Island) and would have mandated that employers either create their own program (meeting specific standards) or join a statewide program funded by a 0.5% payroll tax. The state program would be managed by a third party with whom the state would enter a contract. If it were signed into law, employees would be entitled to receive up to 12 weeks of time off paid at 60% of wages. The benefit would be available for births, adoptions, family illnesses as well as health related emergencies. Whether the legislature can muster enough votes to override the veto remains to be seen. Earlier this year, Sununu joined with independent Vermont Governor Phil Scott to propose a joint paid leave program between the two northern New England states, but that approach has gone nowhere in either state so far.