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Homeless and Panhandling Laws
Was Manchester right to remove homeless camps along the Merrimack River? See what citizens had to say: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/remove-manchester-homeless-…
- Mike
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
The names of EES LEOs need to at minimum be made to those charged in their making a choice to fight the charge or take a plea. The bill is the latest review of three previously reviews of the… read more
- Rep Tom Ploszaj
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
The Legislature is set to address this issue in 2019, with two bills from Rep. Paul Berch, both of which have an extensive list of supporters. We'll be tracking the progress of those bills on… read more
- Jackie
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Contraception
Increasing access to birth control to high-risk teens and young women should be a priority in New Hampshire. Integrating some sort of in-school program that does more than just pass out condoms would… read more
- Christine
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Gun Laws
Do armed citizens help prevent mass shootings? See what NH citizens had to say by reading our Citizen Voices on the topic: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/do-armed-citizens-prevent-m…
- Mike
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Welfare Restrictions
I think it's discriminatory to assume that a welfare recipient would be a drug user. There are many parents/families who end up in a desperate situation in no time and turn to the government for… read more
- Christine
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Should oral contraceptives be available without a prescription from a doctor in NH?
Yes. This is a no-brainer. The opposition viewpoints listed are flimsy. It's simple and would be no different than a customer asking for the Sudafed that's stored behind the counter to… read more
- Chuck
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
There Is a reason why the BOY Scouts and GIRL Scouts were created. BOY scouts is for boys. Girl scouts is for girls. Girls SHOULD NOT get to have ANY alternative requirements. Girls should go through… read more
- tristin
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New Tolls
Absolutely NO on new tolling. Pass Sports Betting or Marijuana Legalization and direct the new tax revenue to transportation infrastructure. Those are optional activities. Stop taxing the middle… read more
- Chuck
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New Tolls
Find out what citizens thought about replacing human-operated tolls with all-electronic tolling by reading our Citizen Voices report: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/more-all-electronic-… read more
- Mike
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Road Usage Fees
A quick scan through the Transportation issues reveals NH citizens are opposed to any sort of toll hike/road usage fee. We want safe bridges/roads but don't believe we should pay EXTRA for it.… read more
- Chuck
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More funds for NH budget priorities?
Green light Sports Betting and Marijuana Legalization ASAP. Waiting on these issues is just wasted revenue. Thumbs down on the Road Usage fee (it's really a tax!). Vehicle registration fees (… read more
- Chuck
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Should oral contraceptives be available without a prescription from a doctor in NH?
Update: SB 154 ended up passing this year, which means oral contraceptives will be available from a pharmacy without a prescription starting January 2019.
- Jackie
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Libertarians did not "split the ticket" in 2018
I am highly skeptical of your assessment without justification showing how you determined each member of each party voted. Not all Libertarians voted their party and neither do Democrats or… read more
- Bob
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Budget 2020-2021
How about some tax relief for homeowners? You know how NH survives w/o an income and sales tax? By placing the burden directly on the homeowners. NH ranks 49th in the nation in property tax burden. I… read more
- Chuck
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Bully Law
No one likes a bully. No one likes to deal with confrontation. Parents need to be informed and held to task in their child's behavior. If they cannot do this, then the parents need to make other… read more
- Eric
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Contraception
Why should the State pay for your birth control? I thought the state was supposed to "stay out of the bedroom" - it seems like we now think that the State MUST come into the bedroom AND… read more
- Chris
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Common Core
Common Core is problematic because it puts control of what is taught in the hands of a centralized, removed authority, far far away from local educators. Historically, it is a nauseatingly… read more
- Chris
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Minimum Wage
Any Business that claims they can't afford to pay a "living wage (look it up)" - isn't a viable business and should shut their doors. As for other employees who have worked at… read more
- Bob
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Minimum Wage
If you're okay with that, fine, but that is the correlation.
- Justin
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Marijuana Legalization
Just legalize it already. While I'd prefer that it was treated legislatively the same way vegetables are treated, I'd accept it being sold at the state liquor stores and taxed.
- Justin
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Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine
I don't think that those in a free society should completely delegate the responsibility for their safety and the safety of others to the police.
- Justin
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Drones
I don't see why there should be restrictions on taking photos from the air, I don't see why one should have an expectation of privacy from satellites, etc.
- Justin
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Gun Laws
... and say that anything the police or swat team can have, a civilian can have, and anything a civilian can't, those groups can't.
- Justin
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Should NH Reps impeach Trump?
Impeachment, despite having a judicial structure, is an inherently political act/procedure. In this light, "high crimes and misdemeanors" must refer to non-criminal actions. Thus,… read more
- Kurt
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
Law enforcement officers may be on the Laurie list for many reasons, some, perhaps many, of which have nothing to do with job performance. Public disclosure of the names may open these individuals… read more
- Kurt
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Landlord and Tenant Rights
During these tough economic times - for many, it has become impossible to rent an apartment with poor credit. An additional up-front deposit would keep people from long term homelessness or worse… read more
- Bob
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
Air gun hunting was the primary method used by Lewis and Clark on their expedition back in the early 1800's for its efficiency and cost effectiveness. Aig guns have come a long long way since… read more
- Scott
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Need for diversity in NH?
Diversity it happens when people make choices. It seems reasonable that government could influence [incentivise] groups to make government preferred choices, but doing so necessarily disadvantages… read more
- Kurt
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Tobacco and Smoking
How can people believe the state wants to decrease the amount of cigarette smoking in NH when the government reaps a huge share of the proceeds? Are we to believe that the state is working as hard as… read more
- Mike
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Gambling
I think the state should institute some for of sports betting as an adjunct to the state lottery. We can start with parlay tickets, where you choose a number of games, against the spread. We can add… read more
- Harry
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
AMEN..............AMEN..................AMEN..............
- Gerardo
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
Puerto Rico was taken out of enslavement by the U.S. If anything, MY Island would have been lost a long time ago. Starting with the "Grito de Lares" to the many times Puerto Rico was the… read more
- Gerardo
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Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?
Cameras are everywhere. Think about it. We record the actions of police officers who are responding to criminal activity detected by surveillance cameras. And it's not just "the state.… read more
- Chuck
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Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?
I can definitely sympathize with feeling unsafe when walking alone at night, and I could support the idea of increased police presence or patrols. But the proliferation of security cameras makes me… read more
- Jackie
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Student Vote
You ought to vote in the place where you have a real stake in the consequences of your vote. If you only live here because you happen to go to school here, and plan to leave as soon as you can, why… read more
- Mike
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Student Vote
College students spend the majority of their year living in New Hampshire. Why shouldn't they have the right to vote here, if they choose to do so? If the concern is that they will also vote in… read more
- Jackie
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Student Vote
All of the cons are well stated! Absolutely Not! There are no Pros that have any substance at all!
- Calvin
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Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?
It's settled law that one does not enjoy a right to privacy in a public place. You can be filmed, photographed or recorded at will by anyone in a public place. Going back to the Glik decision… read more
- Louis
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Immigration Policy
fallow the federal law's.if your here illegally you should be prosecuted as a felon.no country in the world would let you into there country without knowing who you are.to many drug dealers an… read more
- Alan
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Drinking Age
As a high school student maybee sophomore. I watched the drinking age go from 18 to 20 back to 18, then finally 21. Here in New Hampshire. I feel it should be one age for everything. How can one be… read more
- John
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Does NH’s bully law need more teeth?
Is it possible that the number of students reporting bullying to administrators has gone down because they are now more afraid to report bullying than ever before? With all the policies and… read more
- Karen
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Does NH’s bully law need more teeth?
As a parent, I'm not leaving it up to the school to protect my kid. I'm reviewing social media accounts and having regular discussions about how they're feeling and being treated in… read more
- Chuck
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Jobs, Trades, and Skills Training
New Hampshire businesses are complaining of the challenges they face finding skilled workers. Why not push for policies that would allow more skilled immigrants into our state? Of course, this means… read more
- Jackie
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Immigration Policy
The Trump administration claim it is only enforcing the law when separating minor immigrant children from their parents, but they have made a choice to interpret the law as they have and implement… read more
- Jackie
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Right-to-Know and Transparency
We should have as much transparency in our state and federal governments as is possible and safe. That said, televising various proceedings often makes a spectacle of them, so in some cases a written… read more
- Mike
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Religious Freedom
The only wall NH (or the US, for that matter) need is a high, strong one between state and church. Until churches pay taxes, they should have no say in our laws or public policies.
- Larry
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Expanding Medical Marijuana
if you go and look at how many chemicals are in the new medicines and how they harm you they harm you way worse than marijuana
- justus
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Expanding Medical Marijuana
i think marijuana should be legal
- justus
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