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Early House Action, 2018: Mixed Results

January 16, 2018

In the first floor sessions of 2018, the New Hampshire House approved a bill to establish education savings accounts but killed an abortion statistics bill. In a pair of dramatic votes that each required a tiebreaking vote by Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, the House voted “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) on two therapy ban […]

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N.H. House Early Action Could Advance Educational Choice Measure

December 27, 2017

When the New Hampshire House convenes in the first week of January in 2018, SB 193 will be on the agenda, establishing education savings accounts for the benefit of New Hampshire children meeting eligibility requirements. This educational choice measure survived a 10-9 vote in the House Education Committee, with the bipartisan majority recommending that the bill […]

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Speakers Well-Received at Cornerstone’s Gender Identity Forum

December 7, 2017

The Cornerstone team was proud to welcome three exceptional people to New Hampshire in late November, each with a story and expertise relating to gender identity policies. Over the course of the week, hundreds of people came to hear them and to ask questions. We are grateful to Rene Jax, David Pickup, and Stephanie Curry […]

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Time for N.H. House to Pass Abortions Statistics Bill

December 30, 2017

The House Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) has recommended passage of an abortion statistics bill, HB 471. Time and again, efforts to pass a statistics law have fallen short. The House can put that sorry history behind it in the first week of the 2018 legislative session, by accepting the committee’s “ought to pass […]

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Cornerstone Recommends ITL on Prostitution Study

December 29, 2017

The House Criminal Justice Committee has voted 14-6 to recommend “ought to pass as amended” on HB 287, to study decriminalizing prostitution. Cornerstone urges legislators to reject the committee report and instead vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 287. When the bill was introduced, and throughout the work sessions this fall on the bill, Cornerstone […]

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Therapy Bans: Committee Says “No,” and Cornerstone Agrees

December 27, 2017

Two bills written to interfere with licensed counselors, HB 587 and SB 244, will get House votes in January 2018 after being retained by the House Health and Human Services Committee last spring.  These two bills are about what sponsors call “conversion therapy,” but the truth is that these bills would create a therapy ban […]

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