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Legislative Update

Blog posts that have to do with timely legislative goings on. It will have what bills are coming up, when the hearings are and Cornerstone’s position, and how you can take action

Act Now to Save Women’s Sports in New Hampshire!!

HB 1251, introduced to limit participation in women’s sports to biological females (sports equity) will have its only public hearing next week before a full House vote. WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 a.m., House Education Committee, room 207 of Legislative Office Building (behind State House in Concord) CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone SUPPORTS HB 1251. WHY: This bill would prohibit public schools from permitting a male student to participate in a student …

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Executive Council Approves Bethany Contract Renewal!

Thankful this week for an early Christmas miracle: the Executive Council’s approval of the $100,000 contract renewal for Bethany Christian Services and the valuable support they provide for foster children and parents in NH. This was a hard-fought victory for our families and children against strong opposition simply because Bethany is a faith-based organization. Once again, your voice made a difference. Joseph Ribsam, Director of …

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Important State Funding Update and What’s Next for Bethany Christian Services

The Legislative Fiscal Committee was in action December 13, and we were there. Here’s a summary. Abortion Providers Benefit from Committee Vote The Fiscal Committee voted 7-3 along party lines to approve the bookkeeping change that will put into effect a dramatic increase in the amount of state general funds going to abortion providers by way of family planning programs. CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone was opposed to the …

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Act Now: Don’t Make State Funds Available to Abortion Providers!

Action Alert: Email Legislative Fiscal Committee TodayDon’t make state funds available toabortion providers! When state legislators added family planning funds to the New Hampshire budget for the benefit of abortion providers earlier this year, Cornerstone called them out with the truth on the NH budget and Planned Parenthood spending. This Friday – tomorrow, December 13, the Legislative Fiscal Committee will vote on a request by the …

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“TAKE 2!”

Take two minutes to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY   On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will revisit HB 481 on the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana. In the spring of this year, with a coalition that included Communities for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth (CADY), the Diocese of Manchester, New Futures, and Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM-NH), Cornerstone fought against HB 481, which would have commercialized recreational marijuana and made it very difficult for cities & …

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Update: Anti-trafficking Bill Makes Progress

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting on October 30, voted “ought to pass” on HB 201 as introduced. The vote was 16-4. HB 201 was introduced last January, retained in committee, and will get a vote in the full House in January 2020. HB 201 would increase penalties for anyone who pays to engage in sexual contact with a minor who is …

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Legislative Update: Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote Moved

UPDATE on HB 201 COMMITTEE VOTE POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30! YOUR PHONE CALL COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. HB 201: Relative to Increase Penalties for Adults Buying Sex from Minors HB 201 will NOW be voted on by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee at10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Please CALL each member of the Committee and ask for an “ought to pass” vote on HB …

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Legislative Update September 21

Fight Against Abortion Funding Continues! Report on this week’s legislative happenings The legislature voted on the Governor’s vetos on September 17 and 18 but did not take up the budget vote! NEXT WEEK:The House will meet Wednesday, September 25, at 1:00 p.m. to take up the Governor’s veto of the state budget, HB 1 & HB 2. If the House overrides the veto, the Senate …

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Abortion Providers & NH State Budget: What you Need to Know

Your Money on Their Terms:Abortion Providers and the State Budget Health Care, YES. Abortion, NO. This policy briefing is based in part on Cornerstone’s August 21 op-ed in NH Journal. Abortion providers, the state budget, and federal policy are coming together as legislators and Governor Sununu continue their negotiations on a new state budget. One issue to be resolved in light of recent news:  Should abortion providers …

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