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Should pharmacists be able to dispense birth control pills to women in NH who do not have a doctor’s prescription?
I was shocked to discover that it was leading Democrats in the House who opposed this bill in committee. Rep. Messmer has apparently stated that she is against the bill because it raises concerns… read more
- Jackie
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Northern Pass denied
Are we going to see rates drop now that Eversource received a massive corporate tax cut? I read about this happening for Mass. Where is NH's cut?
- Chuck
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Northern Pass denied
Ooooh the drama... to the citizens of this State, the "chilling message" is your giant monstrosity of a company will not take no for an answer.... that is the "chilling" message… read more
- Snaggle
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Mandatory seat belts?
This legislation suggestion is not a matter of interfering with individual liberties or maintaining a nanny state. I've worked in emergency health care since 1974. I see the results several… read more
- Mark
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Should NH allow a parent/guardian to provide driver education instead of requiring a driver education course?
Society needs more structured driver education and training, not less. Heck, I think adults should be required to take a test every 5-10 years.
- Chuck
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Should sobriety checkpoints be banned in NH?
Sobriety Check points violates the fourth amendment, the right to travel unmolested. This is not Nazi Germany, you can not force people to stop and follow orders. A law has to be broken.
- Kenneth
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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?
There is a difference between being accused and being guilty. Making it easy for shelters to get 'free' animals to sell from people simply by accusing them is not good law. This has… read more
- Nancy
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Should NH raise its smoking age from 18 to 21?
No, it won't make any difference. Just up the tax.
- Maureen
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Do you support licensing two casinos, one larger and one smaller, in NH?
Yes, but the location is critical. A border town would be best.
- Maureen
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Do you support licensing two casinos, one larger and one smaller, in NH?
If a study was done on the number of buses that head south out of NH to the casinos in Ct. I think they would be surprised. The people on the buses are adults and chose to go for fun and excitement.… read more
- judy
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Do you support legislation that would protect NH students’ right to wear or otherwise display the American flag at school, provided it is not done in a disrespectful manner?
I support students' right to display the flag but this legislation seems excessive. Again, do we have to police every controversial matter with a law?
- Chuck
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Should NH make it a criminal offense—subject to a fine, but not jail time—to display or consume any quantity of marijuana in public?
This is a historic time for cannabis reform. We should NOT be increasing penalties for public consumption of cannabis. Why would we treat this with stricter rules than cigarettes? These are both… read more
- Stephen
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Do you support licensing two casinos, one larger and one smaller, in NH?
Conn. has been home to 2 casinos for about 25-30 years. Is there any research/evidence that supports a surge in gambling addiction in that area?
- Chuck
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Should NH direct more revenue from carbon cap-and-trade to making schools and low-income homes energy efficient, instead of rebating it equally to all residential customers?
- As a landlord, I fear that slum lords will consume a large portion of the money meant for (weatherizing low-income homes and providing energy-efficient appliance rebates to low-income families).… read more
- Daniel
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Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant
I would like to add my strong support to approval of the renewal process. Although I am a strong advocate of renewable energy, we will still need reliable sources of baseload (24/7) power through… read more
- Frank
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Do you support offshore drilling for oil and gas along the New Hampshire coast?
No. The US exported oil and gas at record levels last year. There's no need to expand off shore drilling.
- Chuck
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Do you support offshore drilling for oil and gas along the New Hampshire coast?
With only 17 miles of coastline offshore drilling would have a large impact on tourism. I would vote no.
- Arthur
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Do you support offshore drilling for oil and gas along the New Hampshire coast?
We should not be opening up our coastlines or Artic and Antartic zones to any kind of drilling. The damages to the eco systems and quality of life for all animals, fish and humans will be degraded… read more
- Andrea
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Do you support a proposal to limit the unrestricted hunting of coyotes?
John Harrigan, a lifelong hunter, sheep farmer and outdoor writer for NH Sunday news for 37 years told me that he never lost a sheep to the coyotes that live around his farm, and tells the hunters… read more
- Helen
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Do you support a proposal to limit the unrestricted hunting of coyotes?
I have no problem with unlimited Coyote hunting under the current laws. Not only do they do they cull the sick or injured Deer but in heavy snow times they will pen up Deer and kill far more than… read more
- Dennis
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Do you support a proposal to limit the unrestricted hunting of coyotes?
wait until one attacks your kid or your dog or cat they should be hunted all year I had 5 come at me when I lived in Hill NH but they couldn't get behind me so they left
- Alan
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Do you support a proposal to limit the unrestricted hunting of coyotes?
Restrict the killing. Maybe they will reduce the deer population.
- Maureen
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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?
There should be stiffer laws and penalties for anybody who is found to be cruel to animals..... the typical argument from opposition will say it "will disproportionately impact lower-income… read more
- Snaggle
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
Boys will be left with nothing. The BSA will fold in no time.
- Snaggle
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
Girls and boys are different. I predict girls will do better in the boyscouts than boys. There is no physicality in the merit badges. The mobility is based on learning things like the oath, motto,… read more
- Vincent
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Do you believe that the minimum age to marry in NH should be raised to sixteen?
Raise it to 18 for all. That way no consent is needed and leads to true age equality. I see no reason other than homophobia and discrimination that gay marriage is at 19 and hetero marriage is lower… read more
- Hector
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Should residents and small employers be able to purchase health insurance from out-of-state companies that do not necessarily follow NH’s insurance rules?
No. The only reason to do this would to lower costs. Usually that means less coverage. I would rather see a Medicare for NH policy instead.
- Maureen
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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?
An individual domiciled in the state has and should vote in their home state by absentee ballot. Not doing so, skews the state’s election results.
- Jerome
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Do you support legislation that explicitly prohibits cities and towns from passing their own gun regulations, and imposes penalties on local officials who knowingly violate state law by passing a gun ordinance?
Gun laws are too liberal now. Sometimes cities have specific situations that require more restrictions, like large public venues, past violent issues, serious drug issues, that would suggest tighter… read more
- Maureen
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Do you support a bill that requires health care providers and patients to sign a “pain contract” explaining the addictive nature of controlled opioid drugs before a prescription for those drugs is issued?
yes, I think everyone receiving an Rx for an opioid should sign a pain contract; I have had one with my PCP for years; if you legitimately have chronic pain, you should not have an issue with signing… read more
- Karen
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Should NH guarantee the right of gun owners to carry their weapons while outdoors on state college or university campuses?
Not a rational reason to have firearms on public campuses. Second Ammendment does not provide a privilege to carry a firearm everywhere. I would think that universities should be an environment where… read more
- Doug
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High School Start Times
Start later. Most jobs start at 8:30 or 9. Keep them later too. Its hard for working parents when the kids get home at 2:30 and they work till 5.
- Maureen
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Should NH guarantee the right of gun owners to carry their weapons while outdoors on state college or university campuses?
No. It will increase suicides and accidental shootings associated with liquor. No guns on campus.
- Maureen
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New funding for search and rescue?
I am strongly opposed to SB 410, as I think its going to create a lot of problems. Who is going to enforce the registration of canoes and kayaks? What will happen if someone from out of state wants… read more
- Kari
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Should parents of homeschooled children be required to submit academic performance evaluations to a school official (either the commissioner of education, a local superintendent, or a private school principal)?
HB 1263 is an attempt to find a solution for a problem that does not exist. It would be gross over reach by state and/or local government . Home schooling is NOT where you will find the deficit in… read more
- Antonet C
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Do you support funding body cameras for police with a $40 fee for “prestige” vanity license plates (any plate with 4 digits or less)?
Sure, if someone want to pay $40 for a prestige license plate then let them pay it and kick the money into this public safety enhancement fund. But body cameras need to be mandatory for all officers/… read more
- Chuck
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Stricter voting rules for out-of-state students?
No one is denying them their voting rights. If they want to vote in a general election, let them vote with an absentee ballot from their state of origin. That would apply to a presidential election… read more
- Jerome
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Stricter voting rules for out-of-state students?
This has already been decided in the Supreme Court. The move to restrict students from voting where they attend school is just plane voter supression. Let people vote.
- Maureen
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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
First this is against constitutional law . Second It's crazy to say medicinal , not even recreational uses , should not have guns ,when people who drink alcohol can have guns . And the… read more
- Roger
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