Citizen Voices

Ban on vaping indoors?

Nov 01, 2017

New York last month became the latest state to ban e-cigarettes and vaping in indoor public areas where traditional tobacco cigarettes are prohibited, such as restaurants, bars and other workplaces. ... Read more

Marijuana in state liquor stores?

Oct 31, 2017

New Hampshire legislators are considering how the state should regulate weed sales if recreational use becomes legal in the future. HB 377, which is currently in committee, would require the New Hampshire Liquor... Read more

Should liquor be sold only in state stores?

Oct 24, 2017

In New Hampshire, beer, wine, and fortified wine can be sold at grocery or convenience stores. However, the state has a monopoly on sales of hard alcohol. Read more about... Read more

Part time work for retirees with state pensions?

Oct 22, 2017

As New Hampshire’s workforce is getting older, there is a trend of local government employees retiring, collecting a pension, and then returning to work part-time in similar positions. ... Read more

Should NH prohibit firing an employee because of politics?

Oct 19, 2017

Some states, such as South Carolina, have laws that prohibit firing an employee for his or her political beliefs. Read more about this issue. On October 19... Read more

Should parents of bullies face fines or jail time?

Oct 17, 2017

Several communities in the U.S. have instituted fines or jail time for parents whose children are repeatedly caught bullying. Read more about this... Read more

Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?

Oct 16, 2017

The town of Derry plans to place surveillance cameras around Hood Park in an effort to reduce criminal behavior such as drug use and vandalism. But will the cameras make the park safer, or infringe on people’s privacy rights? ... Read more

Should NH ban bump stocks?

Oct 09, 2017

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas,  debate arose over how state regulators should handle bump stock attachments, which allow rifles to fire more rapidly. Read more about this issue. On October 9,... Read more

Property tax breaks for caregivers?

Sep 24, 2017

In 2016, New Hampshire considered – and then rejected - offering a tax credit to people providing home healthcare services to an ill, injured or disabled family member living in their home. ... Read more

Should NH privatize state prisons?

Sep 11, 2017

New Hampshire has considered privatizing the prison system in the past, but has also rejected a state law that would have banned private prisons. Read more about this issue. On September... Read more

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