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LOWER DRINKING AGE IN NH?

Rep. Dan Hynes is sponsoring a 2018 bill to lower the drinking age to twenty years-old. Like all other states, New Hampshire allows adults to legally consume alcohol at age twenty-one. Unlike some other states, New Hampshire does not have any exceptions … Continue reading

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SHOULD NEW HAMPSHIRE BAN E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING FROM INDOOR PUBLIC AREAS?

New York becomes the fifth state to enact a statewide ban on vaping in certain public areas. Some states have targeted bans in certain locales, such as schools and government offices. Some individual communities have enacted vaping bans of their … Continue reading

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Would You Support Local Rooms and Meals Taxes in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire’s abundance of seaside beaches, lakes, and mountain resorts helps make tourism the state’s second-largest industry. While this influx of travelers is a boon to local businesses, it can strain municipal resources – like police and ambulances– during peak … Continue reading

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LFDA: IN LIGHT OF VEGAS SHOOTING, STRICTER GUN LAWS?

The mass shooting in Las Vegas this week has prompted gun control advocates to call for stricter laws on the sale and possession of firearms. Most of these proposals are at the federal level. For example, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan … Continue reading

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Strong Majority Support “Stand Your Ground” in New Hampshire

Under castle doctrine laws, a resident may use deadly force without first attempting retreat if the resident is attacked in his or her home.  Under so-called “stand your ground” laws, a resident may use deadly force anywhere he or she … Continue reading

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Sen. Dan Innis Calls for Change to Beer Regulations

In the last two years, the number of breweries in the US has grown by nearly 50%. The popularity of local beer has been a boon to the New Hampshire economy. Still, some, including state senator Dan Innis, argue the Granite State’s liquor laws … Continue reading

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MAJORITY OPPOSE PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING

New Hampshire does not currently offer any sort of public financing for elections, but there are some in the state calling for that to change. Read more about this issue. On July 31, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance decided … Continue reading

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90% Oppose Adult Seat Belt Requirement in NH

New Hampshire is still the only state the nation that does not require adults to wear seat belts in motor vehicles. …On May 4, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance decided to put the issue to its Facebook … Continue reading

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Strong Majority Not Concerned About Rising Sea Levels On NH Coast

In December, the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission released a report outlining recommendations for state and local officials to respond to a projected rise in sea levels. The report estimates that sea levels on the New Hampshire coastline will rise … Continue reading

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Turning Facebook Discussions into State House Testimony

The results of this project so far show a strong center-right influence. A state nonprofit organization is making it easier for people like you to share your thoughts on bills at the State House. Citizens Count, Live Free or Die Alliance has launched … Continue reading

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