At Cornerstone, our heart is to educate and speak out on critical issues impacting the lives of families in the Granite State. Here’s the latest Cornerstone commentary. We hope you’ll take a few minutes and read what we have to say.
Legislative Update 03/13/2023: A Win and a Loss: Updates on Recent Legislation and Where Your Action is Needed Now!
A Step Forward for Students in New Hampshire SB 219, Thursday was an important step forward for the Students First Act, a bill we support. As amended by Senator Keith Murphy, the bill will require that—before school budget meetings—school districts show line graphs to voters on school costs, teacher pay, and administrator pay.
You Still Have Time to Register Your Support of Critical Pro-Family Legislation This week, the House of Representatives will vote on an important piece of pro-family, pro-child legislation. HB 294, the “child tax credit” bill, is a bipartisan bill that should have the support of every Granite Stater who cares about the future of
This op-ed by State Board of Education member Ryan Terrell appeared in the Union Leader on January 2, 2023 and is reproduced below. I, ALONG WITH most Granite Staters, agree that paying public school teachers higher wages would increase the quality of education for all children. However, systemic misuse
SB 219, The Students First Act, is an important bill that will crack down on sprawling, expensive school administration in New Hampshire and ensure that education spending prioritizes students first. While low teacher pay is being used to justify higher school costs, ever-growing and bloated public school administrations are
Is your family from New Hampshire? If so, have you noticed that few of your Gen Y and Z family members remain in the Granite State? It’s not just you. New Hampshire’s graduating high school seniors flee New Hampshire at a higher rate than any other state in America,
SB 219, The Students First Act—introduced by Senator Keith Murphy—will be heard by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. This important bill will crack down on sprawling, expensive school administration in New Hampshire and ensure that education spending prioritizes students first. New Hampshire schools often point to low-paid teachers as
Over the past weeks, families and churches around New Hampshire have engaged in tireless advocacy and negotiation to protect the dignity and privacy of women and girls in New Hampshire by working to get HB 396, State Recognition of Biological Sex, to the House floor. On Wednesday night, their
HB 396: Relative to the State Recognition of Biological Sex SUMMARY: HB 396 is a straightforward bill that preserves the state’s ability to differentiate between biological sexes in areas such as athletic competitions, prisons, restrooms, or places of intimate privacy. STATUS: There was a public hearing on HB 396 on Thursday,
Legislative Update 01/23/23: Your action is urgently needed to preserve the rights of women in New Hampshire!
HB 396: Relative to the State Recognition of Biological Sex SUMMARY: HB 396 is a straightforward bill that preserves the state’s ability to differentiate between biological sexes in areas such as athletic competitions, prisons, restrooms, or places of intimate privacy. STATUS: There will be a public hearing on HB 396
As you may know, New Hampshire is the most secular state in the country, a fact that can sometimes translate into discrimination against religious people and organizations. While Granite Staters are blessed with many robust religious liberty protections, one area where churches often face a kind of passive aggressive
In the past we have received questions about the timeline for our Legislative Updates and why information about upcoming hearings and votes is only released the Saturday before they occur. Here’s the timeline behind our weekly emails: Thursday evening or Friday morning of each week, both the New Hampshire
New Hampshire has sleepwalked into a population crisis. The state’s demographic balance has been poisoned by decades of anti-child and anti-family policies—often explicitly designed to drive young families out of Granite State communities. As a result, New Hampshire has become catastrophically old. In New Hampshire politics, discussing the state’s