Category Archives: Legislation

In Keene, Hassan defends Medicaid expansion bill

Days after the release of a critical letter from a federal agency, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan is defending the Medicaid expansion plan she signed into law as New Hampshire’s governor. In an interview in Keene Monday morning, Hassan, a Democrat, … Continue reading

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NH Right-to-Know law requirements expanded

Governor Sununu signed HB170 into law on July 18th. This bill states that if a public body maintains an Internet website or contracts with a third party to maintain an Internet website on its behalf, it shall either post its approved minutes … Continue reading

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NH law changes ‘child porn’ to ‘child sex abuse images’

A bill that changed the title of the crime of “child pornography” to the crime of “child sexual abuse images,” will take effect on Sunday. HB 220 was introduced by Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, in an effort to ensure that … Continue reading

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School Choice for NH: 2017 Higlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major … Continue reading

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NH Pro-Marijuana Advocates Discuss Decriminalization Effort and Future Goals

The law was first introduced by Rep. Robert “Renny” Cushing, D-Hampton, and will go into effect on Sept. 16, making New Hampshire the last state in New England to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Matt Simon, the New England Political Director … Continue reading

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PFCs Targeted In New Hampshire Legislation

After months of wrangling in the legislature, New Hampshire officials approved three water laws this month. Two of the laws tackle the issue of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a persistent challenge for New Hampshire water managers, according to New Hampshire Public Radio. A third … Continue reading

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Cornerstone: NH Bills to Watch for in 2018

From Cornerstone’s email newsletter ***** Some bills were retained to be studied later this year (and the Cornerstone team will be watching!), and those bills will be voted on in early 2018. Others were tabled, and we could see the … Continue reading

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