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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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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
#no. Responsible gun owners know not to use their guns when they're under the influence of anything. No one would think to take away the guns of people who drink alcohol daily, which has worse… read more
- JODY
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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
NO!!!!! Alcohol kills thousands of people every year and nobody even blinks an eye, from alcohol poisoning to vehicular deaths, but that's ok because it's legal, but now you have marajuana… read more
- Francois
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Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?
No they should not loose their right to own a gun because they are a medicinal marijuana users. They should not loose their right to own a gun even if they are a recreational user.
- John
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Expanding Medical Marijuana
I have Multiple Sclerosis. For pain and severe muscle spasms, I have been prescribed opioids which are extremely debilitating, have horrible side effects and are extremely addicting. I utilize CBDs… read more
- SHARON
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Do you support Somersworth’s decision to fly a flag belonging to an atheist group over a Ten Commandments monument on town property as part of a rotating “diversity flag” series?
I like the comment that an Atheist flag flying over the 1958 Eagles Ten Commandments monument in Somersworth depicts dominance. But that is besides the point. The Eagles monument should be removed,… read more
- Robert
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
I'm a Croydon NH school board member, and I support SB 193. No school provides a one-size-fits-all solution, and parents are best suited to choose a school for their children.
- JODY
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
There is not now and there never will be a “ one size fits all” program. Learning is different for every child and adult. To serve our children we have granted a certain amount of money for each… read more
- Bob
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
This would allow me to purchase the program we use to homeschool our twins as well as extras such as science supplies. I support this!!!
- Amie
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Do you support SB 193, a bill that will allow some students to spend their share of state per-pupil education funding on private or home schooling?
More educational choice and more financial freedom for parents is a good thing. I can't believe people who are ostensibly "thinking of the children" would put the job security of… read more
- Denis
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Lower drinking age in NH?
This is a tough call. I do believe the logic that someone "old enough" to join the military, buy tobacco and vote should have the right to consume alcohol. But I have genuine concerns about… read more
- Chuck
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
If hunting with an air rifle is permitted it would certainly be regulated, just as is hunting by any other means. Just as it isn't legal to hunt deer with a 22 caliber rifle I'd expect… read more
- Fred
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
Hunters don't need another weapon to hunt with. It doesn't even make any sense that they want this weapon. This is most likely just a strange little quirk of the "avid hunter" Rep… read more
- Linda
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
No, it should not pass. There is no reason to use air rifle for hunting. It is not as accurate, and the performance changes with cold temperature too. The last thing you want as a hunter is to have… read more
- Helen
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House and Senate: Let hunters use silencers
What the heck is wrong with you? Were you dropped on your head as a child? I cannot even believe that you are introducing a bill that could cause the inhumane shooting of an animal. Be a man, go buy… read more
- Carrie
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Do you support legislation that would make it legal to use a cellphone at a stop light?
Yes. I believe NH residents are capable of looking at their cell phone while stopped at a traffic light.
- Patricia
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Do you favor a proposed hike in NH turnpike tolls?
A 50-percent increase in ANY tax or fee is preposterous and indicative of poor fiscal management. Not to mention, tolls are the least efficient form of tax collection in the history of modern… read more
- Chuck
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Does new data suggest voter fraud?
With all due respect, Kris Kobach is a political hack. The only thing fraudulent is the issue of voter fraud itself. When the President REALLY wants to protect the integrity of our elections, he… read more
- Chuck
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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)?
If you have seen cases of neglect and failed to report them to the proper channels, like DCYF, then why would you be in favor of this legislation? Do you really believe that an evaluation will suss… read more
- Kara
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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 would completely undo everything that we fought for in 2012 regarding homeschooling families being innocent until proven guilty. There are programs(ie DCYF) already in place to worry about… read more
- Kara
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Should qualifying patients be permitted to grow their own marijuana?
Please pass HB-0472 for everyone has the right to try to save money and get the medical treatment they need.
- jack
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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)?
There is NO legislature putting children who are not progressing in public or private schools, this is yet another angle to limit or stunt growth of homeschool families. Trying to push an agenda to… read more
- Deb
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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)?
No. HB 1263, proposing to increase regulation of home schoolers, is inequitable. Students in private or public schools are never individually held to any particular standard. Private or public… read more
- Doris
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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)?
Educational neglect is real. While many if not most homeschooling parents provide a decent education for their children, some are simply not capable of doing so. It's not easy and not everyone… read more
- Karen
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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)?
No, homeschoolers should not be required to submit their year-end assessments to government and school officials. HB 1571 in 2012 ended that requirement. There is no reason to move backward. All… read more
- Carol
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