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Marijuana legalization and taxation bill released
Yes, legalization is appropriate and needed! I mean shoot it's safer for you health wise than alcohol for goodness sake. It will be no more or less easy for kids to get (kids almost alsways… read more
- Philip
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Marijuana legalization and taxation bill released
Yes. Although unsure of the tax part. If we look back at the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution we see that the prohibition on alcohol was a failure. The made Marijuana illegal at the end of that… read more
- Shawn
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
No. Nothing in this legislation will prohibit a criminal from obtaining a firearm as most of them obtain them through other means. This will only further infringe on law abiding citizens on something… read more
- Shawn
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Should auto insurance be mandatory in NH?
No. We don't need more government telling me how I should spend my money.
- Shawn
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Debora Pignatelli
Congratulations, Deborah. I hope that you're supporting the current efforts to save the Balsams...the beauty and history of this majestic place must not be lost to New Hampshire. And we need… read more
- Carol
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
I lived in California for 25 years (CA has a 10 day waiting period for gun purchases). The waiting period places an undue infringement upon firearms purchasers, deprives armed protection for people… read more
- Dennis
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
No. A waiting period has never been proved effective in preventing crime and New Hampshire has always been a safe place to live and work. A waiting period only puts a restriction on our right to… read more
- Edmund
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
A right delayed is a right denied-MLK. This proposal is wrong. Keep New Hampshire a place I would want my wife and I to move to instead of slowly changing it into one of the states peaceful… read more
- Nathan
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
No. Absolutely not. In fact,if the NH resident has a NH P&R this should waive any requirement for the NH Gunline or NICS.
- Gregory
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
NH is the safest state in the union, so let's hogtie the law abiding population and call it "Northern Massachusetts". Democrats are on a politically-motivated partisan mission - they… read more
- Adam
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
Not until someone can show a pattern of NH residents making legal purchases and then immediately turning around to commit crimes with their guns.
- John
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
This is a "feel-good" bill that actually accomplishes very little. The majority of firearms purchases are done by those that 1) already own firearms, 2) purchase them legally, and 3) have… read more
- Chris
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Let schools ban guns?
First, NH has had no instance of an active Shooter. None. Second, your ideas about mass shooters are ill-conceived. I had the privilege of attending a 3-hour presentation given by retired Col. Dan… read more
- Richard
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Waiting period to buy a gun?
No. Presently, there is no waiting period in New Hampshire. There is no evidence anywhere that waiting periods reduce crimes where guns are used. People supporting this legislation are merely… read more
- Richard
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Raising NH gas tax
Sticking it to the working class per usual. Sneaky democrats looking to line their deep deep pockets.
- Anthony
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Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
Far too many innocent people have been put to death as evidenced by the Innocence Project. It is well-known that misidentification by witnesses and false confessions are common. There is little,… read more
- Robin
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Raising NH gas tax
$51million in annual tax increases is irresponsible governance. The current gas rate is set to repeal when the road repair bonds are paid off, no sense raising them further and repealing all future… read more
- Chris
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Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
How about 26 years of history that shows states w/o a death penalty have *lower* murder rates than states with a death penalty? https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/deterrence-states-without-death-penalty-ha… read more
- Chuck
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Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
Absolutely no! That is, until it can be shown conclusively that fear of the death penalty has NO deterrent effect on a potential murderer.
- Irving
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Marijuana legalization and taxation bill released
From NH, for 33 years now. YES - legalize. It just make sense morally/legally, and with neighboring states doing it/taxing it, NH shouldn't miss out on the economic benefits.
- Doug
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Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
No it should not be repealed! However, it should be rewritten. As is it does cost alot of money. So they should once sentenced with the Death penalty to enact the sentence immediately. It would cost… read more
- Amanda
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Grow-your-own for medical marijuana users?
This would be a clear gateway to total legalization of the drug. Evidence from Colorado shows a large jump in traffic deaths from marijuana. Allowing individuals to grow it would encourage… read more
- Terry
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Grow-your-own for medical marijuana users?
This has been shared on FB and there are hundreds and hundreds of supporting comments. Not everyone will take the time to apply for membership just to respond.... . What can we do to make their… read more
- Lisa
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Grow-your-own for medical marijuana users?
Yes, I support the ability for humans to grow medicine and food without our government giving us permission. This is an embarrassment.
- Lisa
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Grow-your-own for medical marijuana users?
I support this bill as a disabled patient who is on a very limited income having the ability to have a designated caregiver who is knowlegable in growing be able to grow for me and have a supply… read more
- heidi
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Grow-your-own for medical marijuana users?
I support this bill and as a member of the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee, I will vote to approve it. The dispensaries in NH have done an excellent job of supplying quality… read more
- Dennis
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Background checks for gun shows?
Federal law ALREADY establishes the baseline regarding the types of persons who are ineligible to purchase firearms. The federal Gun Control Act of 1968, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922, generally… read more
- Adam
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Minimum Wage
US average is $25/hr. Lowest wage is in Carroll County @ $17.50/hr. What will raising min wage to $12 do? An empty gesture and waste of legislative time and energy. There are not enough workers to… read more
- robert
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Minimum Wage
The average US wage is $1000/week. 5 NH counties are below this level. Lowest is Carroll at $700/week. There is no statistic to show a minimum wage benefits any particular group. A minimum wage… read more
- robert
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Background checks for gun shows?
100% support this common-sense legislation. My only criticism is the penalty isn't tough enough.
- Chuck
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Repeal voter residency requirement?
So much wasted time and energy. Voter fraud is another manufactured Republican "crisis" to create laws that manipulate the system to their benefit.
- Chuck
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Kenneth Wells
I believe Mr. Wells was not honest and straight forward with the voters of District 1. He was a teacher but he neglected to tell the people that he taught in an upscale private school in MA. for… read more
- Louise
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Repeal voter residency requirement?
Do not repeal law. Too much voter fraud and repealing law would help in additional fraud. I would like my vote to count. Simple as that. Need to prosecute and jail violators.
- David
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Let schools ban guns?
Allowing individual municipalities or districts within a state to originate and enforce their own firearms legislation leads to unavoidable conflicts - what is allowed in one area will get you locked… read more
- Chris
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Repeal voter residency requirement?
There is no reason to repeal the requirement for residential declaration in order to vote. If an out-of-state college student doesn't meet the criteria, they simply vote via an absentee ballot… read more
- Wayne
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Repeal voter residency requirement?
Why make voting so confusing. With the Democratic Party's agenda of open borders, voting in New Hampshire should have open state and city borders thus HB1264 should not be repealed but amended… read more
- tom
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Do you support a proposal to limit the unrestricted hunting of coyotes?
No , kill the coyotes numbers are growing and there's a abundance across the country . Save the deer ,pets ,and farm animals . Something needs to keep them in check, their not native to the area
- Richard
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Let schools ban guns?
But would you feel the same if the state law *prohibited* licensed individuals from carrying guns on school property? I don't want guns anywhere near my school unless the weapon belongs to a… read more
- Chuck
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Let schools ban guns?
I'm as a New Hampshire resident, do not support giving that authority to the towns, municipalities, schools, or any other governing body. The statewide law on firearms in schools is sufficient.… read more
- John
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Heroin Addiction: Law Enforcement
Do the worst drug dealers deserve the death penalty? See what NH citizens had to say: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/death-penalty-some-drug-dea…
- Mike
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What’s next in NH sales tax fight?
Agree with Eric. Option #2 is the best course. Put the responsibility on the state with the sales tax. This ruling is such BS. It really infringes on businesses located in sales tax free states.
- Chuck
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School choice the right choice for NH?
After much debate, SB 193 - last year's school choice bill - was bumped to interim study in the House, effectively killing it for the year. With a Democratic majority in power in both branches… read more
- Jackie
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Motorcycle Helmet Law
Should NH have a helmet law? See what your fellow citizens had to say: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/should-nh-have-helmet-law​
- Mike
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What’s next in NH sales tax fight?
New Hampshire taxpayers nor businesses do not ! have the obligation, responsibility to collect taxes for out-of-state consumers. At online purchase site, consumer is required to complete name,… read more
- GariePaul
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Seat Belt Law
Growing up on military bases, it was ingrained into my head that any time I got into a moving vehicle I must immediately buckle up. Why someone wouldn't automatically use this safety feature to… read more
- Christine
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Annulling records of marijuana offenses
This bill was ultimately shot down in the Senate, partly due to arguments from law enforcement officials that the quantity of marijuana involved in an arrest or conviction isn't always clear-cut… read more
- Jackie
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What’s next in NH sales tax fight?
Anyone who identifies themselves as from a different state, should fill out a form with their name and address. Merchant will fill out $ amount of purchase and mail form to that states tax collector
- Eric
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