children’s health

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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Let Our 5-Year-Olds Play: No to Full-Day Kindergarten Bill (SB 191, 2017)

May 9, 2017

Delivered to House Finance Committee by Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Executive Director: Cornerstone Action urges the House Finance Committee to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on SB 191 as written. Although we acknowledge the best intentions of the bill’s supporters, we must oppose SB 191. We recognize that this committee is focused on its fiscal impact to […]

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Lead Remediation Bill Misses the Mark (SB 247, 2017)

May 9, 2017

Addressed to House Finance Committee by Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Executive Director: On behalf of Cornerstone’s supporters, we urge you to reject SB 247. The scourge of lead poisoning is not addressed properly in this bill, which interferes with parental rights and subjects children to unnecessary and physically invasive testing. Since the fiscal impact is the […]

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