Citizen Voices

Immigration checkpoints inside NH?

Nov 01, 2018

Since the beginning of the year, the federal Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has conducted three roadblocks on I-93 near Woodstock. More are planned before the end of the year. During a checkpoint, each car is stopped and the passengers are asked... Read more

Higher rates for biomass power?

Aug 06, 2018

In June, Sununu vetoed SB 365, a bill that would require Eversource and other NH utilities to pay above-market rates to the state’s six biomass (wood-burning) power plants. The governor said it would cost too much for consumers, placing a strain... Read more

Ban "use it or lose it" vacation policies?

Jul 06, 2018

This year legislators voted down HB 1201, a bill that would prohibit “use it or lose it” vacation policies. If the bill had passed, companies would have had to pay workers for vacation time they earned but couldn’t take due to the needs of the... Read more

More all-electronic tolling for NH?

Jul 02, 2018

New Hampshire’s latest 10-year transportation plan — which was recently signed by Gov. Sununu — includes the installation of all-electronic turnpike tolls in Bedford, Dover, and Rochester. All-electronic tolls deduct from pre-paid transponders or... Read more

Limits on law enforcement use of genealogy websites?

Jun 27, 2018

This year law enforcement identified serial killers from New Hampshire and California after investigators uploaded DNA evidence to genealogy websites. Those websites showed possible distant relatives; officers used that information to construct... Read more

Changing table requirement in public restrooms?

Jun 22, 2018

A New Hampshire father of four recently made news when he posted on social media about having to change his daughter’s diaper on the floor of a restaurant mens’ room due to the lack of a changing table. Right now, New Hampshire law does not... Read more

Teacher raises for police training?

Jun 18, 2018

North Carolina is considering a bill that would give teachers a $3,000 pay raise if they complete training to become a school resource officer, with the same powers as a police officer. School districts could decide whether those teachers carry... Read more

Do armed citizens prevent mass shootings?

Jun 13, 2018

A gunman in Oklahoma City recently shot and wounded 3 people at a restaurant before being killed by two armed civilian bystanders. Some have pointed to this incident as proof that armed citizens can be part of the solution to gun violence. Others... Read more

Extend student work hour limits?

Jun 08, 2018

Current law limits teens to 48 hours of work while they're on vacation and 30 hours during a five-day school week. A recent effort to increase the limit to 56 hours over vacation weeks failed. Proponents say the change would help combat the state... Read more

No Title X funding for facilities offering or referring abortions?

Jun 07, 2018

New Hampshire’s U.S. senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan both oppose President Trump’s proposal to end federal Title X funding for any family planning facility that offers abortions on-site, or that refers patients for abortions. Title X... Read more


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