New Hampshire politics

Legislative Committee is Next Stop for Proposed Medicaid Rule Regarding Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

October 17, 2017

The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) will consider at its October 19 meeting a rule proposed by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that would make “gender reassignment” a covered service for minors and adults under New Hampshire’s Medicaid program. The meeting on Thursday, October 19, is open to the […]

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Sarah Koski hired as political director

February 9, 2015

Sarah Koski has joined Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action as Political Director, in charge of legislative advocacy. She previously served as field director for the Unlocking Potential Project. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve New Hampshire families through Cornerstone’s family first platform and legislative priorities,” she says. “I look forward to encouraging […]

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Cornerstone supporting five 2015 NH pro-life bills at hearings this week

February 8, 2015

Representatives of Cornerstone Action will be in Concord in the coming days to support five much-needed measures relating to the life issues. We encourage the House to pass each of these bills. Repeal of the “buffer zone” law (HB 403). This blatantly unconstitutional law is already tied up in federal court. The law makes all […]

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Cornerstone Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

January 13, 2015

For the 2015 legislative session, Cornerstone Action will work with concerned citizens and policymakers to advance four legislative priorities. More information about these policy goals is at this link. 1) Protect religious liberty for all people of faith in New Hampshire. This includes working for repeal of the ill-advised “buffer zone” law, which if enforced would […]

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No to Assisted Suicide: HB 1325 (2014)

February 4, 2014

On behalf of our supporters throughout New Hampshire, we urge you to reject HB 1325, called by its sponsors a “death with dignity” bill. There’s no dignity involved when physician-prescribed death is regarded as medical treatment. Physician-prescribed death is a backdoor coat-cutting measure that puts a dollar sign between patient and healthcare provider. A lethal […]

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Senate’s 2013 Medicaid Expansion Plan Tabled

November 21, 2013

(CONCORD)- During the past few months, our State Legislature has been debating the merits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.  Cornerstone has shared our concerns regarding this policy and are pleased to report that the bill was successfully tabled in the New Hampshire Senate. Cornerstone’s Executive Director Ashley Pratte said, “We would like to thank three […]

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Cornerstone Statement on NH Democrats’ Blatant Disregard for NH Voter Law

July 23, 2013

MANCHESTER- Today WMUR shed new light on the flaws with our voter registration laws in New Hampshire .  It was reported that Vice President Biden’s niece claimed NH residency and voted in the Granite State while temporarily volunteering on the Obama campaign. More striking though was the report that during the 2012 election Senator Martha […]

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Cornerstone Commends NH Senate for Defeating a 67% Increase in Taxes

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013 (Concord, NH) Today the NH Senate voted with New Hampshire families in mind and voted 18-6 to indefinitely postpone HB617, the gas tax which would increase by 67% if passed. “I am thrilled that the NH Senate recognized the burden that this 67% increase would have on our families here in the […]

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Fiscal Irresponsibility Returns to Concord

April 2, 2013

Statement from Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research: When our legislators in Concord act irresponsibly, you and I pay for it.  And soon we’ll be paying more in taxes and fees while exposing the State to extraordinarily risky financial situations over the next decade. The budget proposed by House Democrats and Governor Maggie Hassan […]

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Statement on Gov. Hassan’s 2013 budget proposal

February 14, 2013

Cornerstone calls on Governor Hassan to preserve rights of low-income families CONCORD- Cornerstone Policy Research today responded to Governor Maggie Hassan’s proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, claiming that it places priorities in the wrong place. “I agree with Governor Hassan that education should be a priority in next year’s budget,” said Cornerstone Executive […]

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Cornerstone on pro-Roe resolution and informed consent bill (2013)

February 13, 2013

On Thursday, the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee will hear testimony from eight New Hampshire state representatives about their support of HR 6, a resolution that would commemorate the 40th anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision.  “I am shocked that the representatives of New Hampshire would dedicate time to proposing, testifying, […]

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Cornerstone Calls for NH to Adopt Right to Work Legislation

January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 CONCORD— On Wednesday, January 30, HB 323 will come before the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee for a hearing.  This bill which was introduced by Rep. Bill O’Brien would prohibit collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union. “Cornerstone supports this Right to Work legislation knowing that it would […]

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Support the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, HB 1679 (2012)

May 30, 2012

(Note: HB 1679 became law after Governor Lynch’s veto was overridden in June 2012.) Cornerstone asks legislators to keep these points in mind while considering HB 1679. We strongly favor this bill to prevent partial-birth abortions from being committed in the Granite State. The bill is about a particularly barbaric procedure, not about the right […]

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Women’s Right to Know: HB 1659 (2012)

January 24, 2012

Cornerstone Action offers our strong support for HB 1659, the Women’s Right to Know Act. The thirteen co-sponsors have our thanks for proposing this comprehensive act. Informed consent is essential to good health care. In order for women to be in control of their own health, they need full and accurate information about any proposed […]

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Legislative Oversight of BOE Rules: HB 1360 (2012)

January 16, 2012

Cornerstone supports HB 1360 which requires the approval from elected Representatives and Senators on rules proposed by the Board of Education. Many School Board members have become frustrated at the amount of local control that is eroded when rules are imposed on their local school districts. Parents will question and even challenge some of the proposals […]

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Cornerstone Urges Legislators to Reject Assisted Suicide, HB 513 (2011)

February 28, 2011

Cornerstone Action is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization of 6,000 New Hampshire residents. We oppose HB 513 just as we opposed a similar bill in 2009. This is poor public policy, whether it’s called “death with dignity” (in 2009’s HB 304), “aid in dying” (HB 513), or what we believe is the more apt […]

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Respect the Choice Not to Fund Abortion Providers: HB 486 (2009)

February 4, 2009

Cornerstone Policy Research supports House Bill 486. We commend Rep. Nancy Elliott and the bill’s co-sponsors for respecting the consciences of their neighbors and fellow citizens, to whom abortions are deplorable, and choose not to fund them either privately or through taxation. The fiscal note prepared for the bill correctly states that pursuant to current […]

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