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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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Sununu signs school assessment test opt-out
Parents should have the final say over all matter pertaining to the education of their children.
- Mike
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NH gets mixed review from residents under forty
As a member of the generation in question here, I've watched hordes of family members and friends desert the Granite State over the past decade. My own impression of the situation is that many… read more
- Jackie
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NH gets mixed review from residents under forty
Where are these people moving to? Are they moving to Mass so they can be closer to Boston? Are they pursuing higher-paying jobs that just aren't available in NH? We've known about this… read more
- Chuck
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Manchester razes homeless camps
The density of these individuals has become too problematic for the community and residents don't deserve to suffer the effects. Best to nip this in the bud in light of what we've seen… read more
- Christopher
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Distracted Driving Laws
Not only should cell phone usage be banned while driving, but a lot of other things cause distractions that should be banned as well. Things like changing the radio station, using a navigation… read more
- Karen
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Redistricting
The next redistricting process is just around the corner in 2020. No matter whether New Hampshire swings red or blue in the election that precedes that, our citizens deserve a districting system that… read more
- Jackie
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NH to ban transgender discrimination
NH is one of the safest states in the US. Suddenly we're supposed to believe that because of this law sexual predators are going to surface and start attacking women and children? That they… read more
- Chuck
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Welfare Restrictions
I'll support drug testing for welfare recipients when CEOs and other C-level executives of companies that receive tax breaks, subsidies or gov't bailouts are also drug tested.
- Chuck
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NH likely to get birth control over the counter
I'm very glad to hear this bill has finally made its way to Sununu's desk. It's a commonsense measure I think we all can agree on. Oral contraceptives are as save as ibuprofen or… read more
- Jackie
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NH faces $71 million budget shortfall for hospitals
I wonder why the State pays for what these charitable organizations exist to do: care for those who can't afford to pay. All the non-profit hospitals I know of sit on $10s of millions yet can… read more
- Kurt
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
DO NOT SUCCUMB TO THE MARXIST SCUM IDEOLOGY AND CHANGE THE NAME.I WAS AN EAGLE SCOUT IN MY YOUTH ,FEMALES ARE DIFFERENT & SHOULD JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS
- Wayne
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Eminent Domain Restrictions
Do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few? It’s an age-old discussion. If you’re a Trekkie, you know that Spock advocated this logic. The same holds true for eminent domain. If… read more
- Karen
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
by saying they cant join is saying that they don't have a right to be a scout in the first place
- rebecca
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Death penalty repeal heads to Gov. Sununu
This legislation is long overdue and the governor should sign it into law. Human life is sacred. Period. Our desire as a society to avenge wrongful deaths doesn't change that fundamental… read more
- Mike
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Senate passes assessment opt-out
I'm all for parental rights, but what happens if test participation slips below federal thresholds, and school funding is put at risk? Then the decision of some parents to exempt their kids from… read more
- Jackie
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Senate passes assessment opt-out
Any legislation that gives parents more control over the education of their children is alright with me.
- Mike
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Should NH add gender identity to state anti-discrimination laws?
Sex isn't assigned at birth, but at conception. It's even possible to determine children's sex while in the womb. "A baby’s sex is determined at the time of conception. When… read more
- Stephen
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Should NH change the definition of “residence” and “domicile” so that a voter must be a resident – not just domiciled – in NH?
I feel only citizens of NH should be able to vote without using an affidavit. We cannot check 7500 affidavits during a voting session and I feel our last election was incorrect because of the… read more
- Brenda
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Manchester razes homeless camps
Bulldozing camps is the best solution the city of Manchester has to offer to homelessness? Seems they care more about the 'nuisance' it causes cozy middle-class neighbors than the welfare… read more
- Jackie
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New women’s prison in Concord
The lack of staffing in New Hampshire prisons is very concerning. Our loved ones that are employed within the prison walls and their safety has been of great concern for years for the families left… read more
- Sonja
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House, Senate pass bills allowing loaded firearms on OHRVs, snowmobiles
"Supporters of SB 500 and HB 1313 generally argue that snowmobilers and OHRV operators shouldn’t lose their right to defend themselves just because they are riding a vehicle." Who are they… read more
- Chuck
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Should the public be informed when a complaint has been made against a NH judge?
I have to say when I woke up this morning and heard on the news that "Mr. Moore" was under investigation, I had the biggest smile on my face. To see that Karma actually caught up to judge… read more
- Walter
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Gun Laws
I am not in favour of any gun control legislation. I am however in favour of stand your ground, and castle laws which permit citizens to use deadly force when they are threatened in the sanctity of… read more
- Gregory
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Do you support legislation that requires more oversight of dog breeders, and requires individuals charged with animal cruelty to pay for the costs of caring for confiscated animals?
I totally agree. This is a horrible law and has no place in the state of NH. All it would take is for some animal rights activist to complain and you could lose everything. I thought we had a… read more
- michael
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Do you support legislation that requires more oversight of dog breeders, and requires individuals charged with animal cruelty to pay for the costs of caring for confiscated animals?
This is a horrible law and has no place in New Hampshire. The slippery slope possibilities are endless ! This law would not have changed anything about the situation in Wolfboro, as she was already… read more
- michael
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Should NH let all consumers—not just those who have been victims of identity theft—freeze their credit reports for free?
Yes. We can no longer trust these credit agencies (or online retailers or social networks) to protect our private information. They refuse to invest in adequate cyber security measures and we are… read more
- Chuck
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NH Senate passes death penalty repeal
To: Governor Chris Sununu and staff Executive Council Atty. Gen. Joseph Foster and staff Senate, House & Staff NH Supreme Court & Judicial Council Police, Prosecutors & Media throughout… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
Rebuttal: Barbara Keshen's Anti Death Penalty Position ("AGAINST" POSITION, Pros and cons, above.) Morally correct: For 2000 years, the religious support for the death penalty has been… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
Joshua: Killing in self defense, defense of others, in a just war and with executions, all against unjust aggressors, are just and appropriate killings. We don't execute murderers because the… read more
- Dudley
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Death Penalty
The death penalty serves the same public policy purpose as all sanctions - justice, arguably the greatest goal and accomplishment of mankind. Based upon all incomplete NH cost studies, we have no… read more
- Dudley
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