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Gambling with Our People

The New Hampshire legislature is contemplating HB 480 which would legalize sports betting in the Granite State. Why shouldn’t we just legalize and regulate expanded gambling? After all, New Hampshire has had a lottery for years, generating revenue for the state. If people want to gamble via sports betting, it’s no big deal, right?  Hold on. The debate here should not be about state revenue generation, …

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Legislative Update: Full House Session This Week

Full House Session February 27-28: Act Now On Two Important Bills! Find your representatives and their contact information here! BILL: HB 289, Repeal of Law About Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in Public Schools WHEN: The vote could occur on either day of the House session, Wednesday, February 27 or Thursday, February 28. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED to the bill, and therefore in favor of the “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation from the committee. …

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Victories and Challenges Mark 2017 Legislative Session in Concord

Cornerstone supporters were instrumental in building support for several important legislative measures that Governor Sununu has signed into law. Education policy was a particular bright spot in the 2017 legislative session. School districts now have greater flexibility in finding alternatives for students in grades not provided by the local district (SB 8). Pupil privacy and parental rights were affirmed by passage of SB 43, …

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On the Defeat of Casino Bill, SB 242 (2017)

The New Hampshire House has killed 2017’s version of a casino bill, voting “inexpedient to legislate” by an overwhelming 275-82 margin. Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action’s executive director, said following the vote, “The House has done the right thing by keeping New Hampshire free from casinos and slots parlors. This is a victory for New Hampshire families. Cornerstone’s supporters are proud to join forces with …

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Another Casino Bill: Still a Bad Idea (SB 242, 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 and subsists on greed: For this reason, the activity …

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Casinos: Wrong for New Hampshire

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 subsists on greed: For this reason, the activity is …

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