state budget

State Budget Should Have No Room for Abortion

June 7, 2017

Whenever the New Hampshire Executive Council awards a contract to an abortion provider, someone in the room is bound to remark that the funds are for non-abortion work or that taxpayers aren’t funding abortions. That doesn’t tell the whole story. New Hampshire state funds might not go directly for abortion, but they go to abortion […]

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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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Another Casino Bill: Still a Bad Idea (SB 242, 2017)

April 13, 2017

For years, Cornerstone has consistently opposed the expansion of legalized gambling in New Hampshire for both moral and pragmatic reasons. We believe the net societal effect of government’s embrace of gambling has been disastrous. We have expressed these concerns to this committee in past legislative sessions, but they bear repeating. Legalized gambling is driven by […]

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Legislators, Say No to Doubling the Family Planning Budget

April 4, 2017

A state budget increase that seems designed to divert taxpayer money to the region’s abortion providers is a bad idea, particularly in view of critical public health issues in New Hampshire. A significant amount of family planning money comes to New Hampshire from the federal government via the Title X program. Family planning contracts in […]

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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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Casinos: Wrong for New Hampshire

February 6, 2012

Testimony provided to House Ways and Means by J. Scott Moody, Vice President of Policy for Cornerstone Policy Research. Cornerstone opposes the expansion of legalized gambling in New Hampshire for both moral and pragmatic reasons. We believe the net societal effect of government’s embrace of gambling has been disastrous. Legalized gambling is driven by and […]

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