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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)?
The parents who are dedicating the time and effort to home school their kids do not need a third party oversight which will only bloat the State run education system further. I had educated my… read more
- Jim
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Should NH ban self-driving cars?
Self-driving cars cannot come soon enough. People, as a whole, are awful drivers. We are distracted, careless and reckless.
- Chuck
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Should NH ban self-driving cars?
no way I am a truck driver the way people drive now is awful no way a self driving vehicle is going to be better
- Kevin
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Should NH require restaurants to offer healthier drinks - not soda - with children's meals?
This is classic government overreach. It should be left up to parents to decide what their children are allowed to eat. Businesses will do what customers demand, and if enough parents lobby for… read more
- Mike
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Would you support a redesign of the NH state flag?
Yes, I support a committee to study a flag redesign. The current design is, to be honest, a bore.
- Chuck
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School choice bill moves forward
Here's the thing about passing school funding onto parents to spend at their discretion: that money doesn't belong to parents. We collect funds from every taxpayer in the state for our… read more
- Jackie
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Would you support a redesign of the NH state flag?
No leave our flag alone you democrats have screwed up this country enough leave our state AN ITS FLAG ALONE
- Alan
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Should NH set an age minimum for operating ATVs?
I understand the safety concern of many with young riders using highways. Right on the other side of the issue it has been my observation that while young riders are with their families, they are not… read more
- Ted
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Should NH set an age minimum for operating ATVs?
I have driven 3 wheelers as a child from 1983-1989. I have had many 3 wheelers such as ATC 110, 125, 185, 200, big red..... and quads since then. I believe it’s a crucial way for kids to learn how to… read more
- Corey
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Should NH publish a list of the businesses with the most employees receiving publicly funded health insurance?
NH should pass a proposal which list employers whose employees hold the most publicly held subsidized health insurance.
- Cheryl
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Do you believe that having more armed citizens would help prevent mass shootings?
We have far too many gun laws on the books already which are not being enforced. Case in point..... this clown in Texas should NEVER been able to purchase a firearm. The Airforce totally dropped the… read more
- Richard
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Contraception
Birth control pills and especially emergency contraception should be available over-the-counter, and regulations should be put in place to keep the price affordable to all.
- Kevin
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Contraception
Making birth control more readily available to women is a win for everyone, but lawmakers need to be careful that increasing access doesn't end up decreasing affordability. If birth control… read more
- Jackie
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Study on end of life laws?
Physician-assisted suicide is the slipperiest of slopes. While some in favor of this practice have good intentions, it risks setting a ghoulish precedent: namely, that the old and sick are morally… read more
- Mike
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Do you agree with efforts to deport a group of Indonesians from New Hampshire?
Our communities are enriched by people who have moved here from all over the country and all over the world. Instead of forcibly jailing and deporting our neighbors, such as members of the… read more
- arnie
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Death Penalty
The death penalty serves no useful public policy purpose. To the contrary, it wastes funds and perpetuates the notion that killing is the best way to prevent killing. Many family members of murder… read more
- arnie
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Should NH prohibit firing an employee because of his or her political views?
I would assume an employee's activity on social media could serve as proof. We see it often with public figures who get fired/suspended for posting discriminatory content. The slope is slippery… read more
- Chuck
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
the United States Government took PuertoRico as a result of the Spanish American war.After years of exploitation of my people the U.S., Having claimed the island as its own owes the PuertoRican… read more
- JUAN RAMON
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Drinking Age
I believe that the drinking age should be lowered back to 18, but with adult supervision. As the argument goes, if an 18 year old is old enough to vote, drive, smoke, have sex, and serve in the… read more
- Karen
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Should retirees collecting a state pension be allowed to work part-time for local government?
What qualifies as part-time? 10 hours? If so, I'm ok with it. If we're talking 25 or 30 hours, then I'm not. That's gaming the system and I want legislation. Call me crazy, but I… read more
- Chuck
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Do you agree with efforts to deport a group of Indonesians from New Hampshire?
You are either here legally or illeagally. This country has a strong history of immigrants who have done it the right way. Why would you stay here for so many years and not immigrate leagally? There… read more
- Maryellen
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Should NH prohibit firing an employee because of his or her political views?
Though I don't like the idea of employers firing workers because of their political views, I believe a law like this would be very difficult to implement. How could you prove someone was fired… read more
- Jackie
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Should NH reinstate funding for public school building projects?
I'm not sure how you can be a parent with children in NH schools and feel like funding on any level is adequate. And I'm not seeking top of the line technology. I'm talking about basic… read more
- Chuck
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Should towns install surveillance cameras in public parks?
I recently went to my town's public park for an evening stroll with my significant other, our daughters, and their friend. What is usually a peaceful, undisturbed stroll, turned into us being on… read more
- Christine
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
Limbo is not good-what can we do???
- Jen
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
Are boys permitted to join the Girl Scouts? If not, there will be a lawsuit within 6 months.
- Chuck
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Who will run for president in 2020?
Will Trump's own party let him run uncontested for their nomination? With his abysmal approval rating, there must be some within the GOP who question Trump's ability to carry another… read more
- Jackie
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Common Core
Agree 100% with President Trump. It is a disaster.
- Keith
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SB2
I support Ballot elections. It gives everyone an equal chance and don't take up a day in a town meeting.
- Keith
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Bump stock ban in NH?
Just another knee jerk reaction by our officials to make it seem like they are doing "something".... a reactionary government is an ineffective government. Stop chasing the latest tragedy… read more
- Snaggle
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Local meals and rooms tax?
The state charges a meal and room tax. The monies should go first to the towns that raised the revenue. Do not make it harder for a small tourist business to succeed. I am sure you can always charge… read more
- Charles
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Some states allow insurance exclusions if a person is drunk
Alcohol abuse is rarely a choice, more often an illness that those who drink too much, drink and drive, etc., are not going to control on their own. It is just a way for insurance companies to be… read more
- Louise
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In light of Vegas shooting, stricter gun laws?
It seems that states with less gun restrictions have less gun violence. Somebody might shoot back. And I've never understood why, with the plethora of weapons, and explosives available nowadays… read more
- stewart
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Charter school funding debate
Absolutely.. Yes...every child needs education with staff that can take the time to school them..every child is not raized equally .. therefore charter schools are the answer
- Joan
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Revising NH’s sex offender registry
Very concerned about the possible removal of convicted child sex offenders being removed from the NH sex offender registry. Everyone should know that child sex offenders can not be "cured… read more
- Ann
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Stricter motorcycle noise enforcement?
Most towns already have noise ordinances. Noise is allowed between certain hours. These ordinances should be enforced. More laws/ordinances on top of existing ones don't do anything if no one… read more
- Tom
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Abortion Restrictions
New Hampshire is considering through HB 1503 stiffer penalties for the death of fetus as taking life away when the mother is harmed.  That means that the state agrees that a fetus is a human life. … read more
- Ananta
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Should more NH towns switch to organic pesticides?
I assume you believe glyphosate is linked to cancer because the WHO said it did, but your wrong. You're using incomplete data and reports. It's true that the WHO listed glyphosate as a… read more
- Erik
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Stricter motorcycle noise enforcement?
I live across the street form a motorcycle club. All these Harley's with loud exhausts are in and out all night long. It's not bad enough they are loud, but they also have to rev… read more
- Barbara
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Puerto Rico votes to become a state
Puerto Rico has been dealing with this issue for decades now. It is in a state of what I call "limbo." We are citizens of the U.S., but we have no say in presidential elections. We are not… read more
- Sammy
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A tax to stop opioid abuse?
Pavlov would love the Dems. Show them a problem (stimulus), they respond with a tax proposal (response).
- M
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Boat rental fee for search and rescue?
If kayakers aren't the ones using search and rescue services, then why are we asking them to foot the bill? Maybe we need a hikers' license and let that be the source of the money. Either… read more
- Jackie
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Do you support NH efforts to create more roundabouts?
Modern roundabouts are designed for trucks, large vehicles, and trailer towing vehicles by including the center flat area around the circle. It’s not a sidewalk, it’s called a truck apron, and it’s… read more
- Scott
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Do you support NH efforts to create more roundabouts?
Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world - the intersection type with the lowest risk of fatal or serious injury crashes - (much more so than comparable signals). Visit… read more
- Scott
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Do you support NH efforts to create more roundabouts?
First cost is the wrong way to compare projects. It would be like buying a car without knowing the fuel economy or safety of the thing, just its price to buy. Present Value Life Cycle Cost… read more
- Scott
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Shaheen sponsors universal health care bill
When are these politicians going to wake up and realize that we do not want more government control. If they are so concerned about "healthcare" why is their focus on insurance? Why don… read more
- Snaggle
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Do you support NH efforts to create more roundabouts?
No I Do not Support them a waste of money an resource's an just make things worse
- Alan
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