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Homeless and Panhandling Laws
Was Manchester right to remove homeless camps along the Merrimack River? See what citizens had to say: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/remove-manchester-homeless-…
- Mike
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
The names of EES LEOs need to at minimum be made to those charged in their making a choice to fight the charge or take a plea. The bill is the latest review of three previously reviews of the… read more
- tom
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
The Legislature is set to address this issue in 2019, with two bills from Rep. Paul Berch, both of which have an extensive list of supporters. We'll be tracking the progress of those bills on… read more
- Jackie
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Contraception
Increasing access to birth control to high-risk teens and young women should be a priority in New Hampshire. Integrating some sort of in-school program that does more than just pass out condoms would… read more
- Christine
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Gun Laws
Do armed citizens help prevent mass shootings? See what NH citizens had to say by reading our Citizen Voices on the topic: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/do-armed-citizens-prevent-m…
- Mike
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Should oral contraceptives be available without a prescription from a doctor in NH?
Yes. This is a no-brainer. The opposition viewpoints listed are flimsy. It's simple and would be no different than a customer asking for the Sudafed that's stored behind the counter to… read more
- Chuck
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Higher rates for biomass power?
<em>Update</em>: The governor's veto of the biomass subsidy bill was overridden by the Legislature.
- Jackie
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Do you support the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to let girls join?
There Is a reason why the BOY Scouts and GIRL Scouts were created. BOY scouts is for boys. Girl scouts is for girls. Girls SHOULD NOT get to have ANY alternative requirements. Girls should go through… read more
- tristin
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New Tolls
Absolutely NO on new tolling. Pass Sports Betting or Marijuana Legalization and direct the new tax revenue to transportation infrastructure. Those are optional activities. Stop taxing the middle… read more
- Chuck
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New Tolls
Find out what citizens thought about replacing human-operated tolls with all-electronic tolling by reading our Citizen Voices report: http://www.citizenscount.org/current-trends/more-all-electronic-… read more
- Mike
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Road Usage Fees
A quick scan through the Transportation issues reveals NH citizens are opposed to any sort of toll hike/road usage fee. We want safe bridges/roads but don't believe we should pay EXTRA for it.… read more
- Chuck
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More funds for NH budget priorities?
Green light Sports Betting and Marijuana Legalization ASAP. Waiting on these issues is just wasted revenue. Thumbs down on the Road Usage fee (it's really a tax!). Vehicle registration fees (… read more
- Chuck
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Should oral contraceptives be available without a prescription from a doctor in NH?
Update: SB 154 ended up passing this year, which means oral contraceptives will be available from a pharmacy without a prescription starting January 2019.
- Jackie
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Libertarians did not "split the ticket" in 2018
I am highly skeptical of your assessment without justification showing how you determined each member of each party voted. Not all Libertarians voted their party and neither do Democrats or… read more
- Bob
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Budget 2020-2021
How about some tax relief for homeowners? You know how NH survives w/o an income and sales tax? By placing the burden directly on the homeowners. NH ranks 49th in the nation in property tax burden. I… read more
- Chuck
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Bully Law
No one likes a bully. No one likes to deal with confrontation. Parents need to be informed and held to task in their child's behavior. If they cannot do this, then the parents need to make other… read more
- Eric
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Christopher Pappas
You do not help yourself by not getting information out to the voters beyond TV commercials which few actually listen to. Your position being clearly known on the variety of topics is very important… read more
- Eric
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Eddie Edwards
Your responses are not much more than the questions rephrased. Not very helpful, not very insightful.
- Eric
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Contraception
Why should the State pay for your birth control? I thought the state was supposed to "stay out of the bedroom" - it seems like we now think that the State MUST come into the bedroom AND… read more
- Chris
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Common Core
Common Core is problematic because it puts control of what is taught in the hands of a centralized, removed authority, far far away from local educators. Historically, it is a nauseatingly… read more
- Chris
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Do armed citizens prevent mass shootings?
Yes. However, the more "gun fear" we have, the less people will train to properly use their guns, and the less effective and responsible people will be. But yes. There is a reason why NH… read more
- Chris
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Legal marijuana in NH?
This is not about primarily about the health effects of marijuana or how dangerous it is (it is worse than tobacco, because if children use it/are exposed to it, it drastically impacts their brain… read more
- Chris
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Legal marijuana in NH?
Legalize and tax the hell out of it. Cigarettes are more dangerous than weed.
- John
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Jilletta Jarvis
A real Libertarian! The best government is one that does as little as possible. You have my vote!
- Allen
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Dan Belforti
You may want to reconsider your party affiliation. Unless I am very much mistaken the views you espouse are not Libertarian. In fact the Republican running seems to more Libertarian. With respect… read more
- Allen
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Limits on law enforcement use of genealogy websites?
I agree law enforcement needs to abide by all existing 4th amendment protections. When used by someone who has only the same access and permissions as the average consumer, family trees and DNA… read more
- Ellen
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Minimum Wage
Any Business that claims they can't afford to pay a "living wage (look it up)" - isn't a viable business and should shut their doors. As for other employees who have worked at… read more
- Bob
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Jenny Wilson
Any voter has a right to know a candidates positions before voting. Relying upon people who simply vote straight party line without knowing their positions is unfortunate. It is hard to know where… read more
- Matt
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Minimum Wage
If you're okay with that, fine, but that is the correlation.
- Justin
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Marijuana Legalization
Just legalize it already. While I'd prefer that it was treated legislatively the same way vegetables are treated, I'd accept it being sold at the state liquor stores and taxed.
- Justin
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Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine
I don't think that those in a free society should completely delegate the responsibility for their safety and the safety of others to the police.
- Justin
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Drones
I don't see why there should be restrictions on taking photos from the air, I don't see why one should have an expectation of privacy from satellites, etc.
- Justin
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Gun Laws
... and say that anything the police or swat team can have, a civilian can have, and anything a civilian can't, those groups can't.
- Justin
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Gerri Cannon
I answered a lot of questionnaires over the past few months. I don't remember the wording of some of the questions. As such there were some questions where I answered "Undecided".… read more
- Gerri
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Should NH Reps impeach Trump?
Impeachment, despite having a judicial structure, is an inherently political act/procedure. In this light, "high crimes and misdemeanors" must refer to non-criminal actions. Thus,… read more
- Kurt
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Thomas Kaczynski, Jr.
Your last response on this was 2014. It is my strong belief that ALL foods must be labelled including genetically modified foods. If you don't know enough, please research it. GMO's are… read more
- Linda
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Deborah Kaczynski
Dear Deborah, if your serious about running, why have you not responded to ifda.org questions about your stand on important issues? How can I vote for you when I know nothing about you? https://www.… read more
- Linda
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Making the police “Laurie List” public?
Law enforcement officers may be on the Laurie list for many reasons, some, perhaps many, of which have nothing to do with job performance. Public disclosure of the names may open these individuals… read more
- Kurt
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Landlord and Tenant Rights
During these tough economic times - for many, it has become impossible to rent an apartment with poor credit. An additional up-front deposit would keep people from long term homelessness or worse… read more
- Bob
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Should New Hampshire allow hunting with an air rifle?
Air gun hunting was the primary method used by Lewis and Clark on their expedition back in the early 1800's for its efficiency and cost effectiveness. Aig guns have come a long long way since… read more
- Scott
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Need for diversity in NH?
Diversity it happens when people make choices. It seems reasonable that government could influence [incentivise] groups to make government preferred choices, but doing so necessarily disadvantages… read more
- Kurt
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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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Marijuana in state liquor stores?
If you are going to allow recreational marijuana, it only makes sense to sell it through the state liquor stores. Here's why: 1) 100% of sales goes to state revenue. No need for retail layer. No… 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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Limits on law enforcement use of genealogy websites?
As an aside: I distrust the whole notion of a genetic database, and have no desire to contribute to one. We are all far too quick to give away our most personal information.
- Mike
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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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