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Maintain Integrity of Vital Records (HB 446, 2019)

Testimony delivered to House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Cornerstone Executive Director Shannon McGinley. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. Please vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth certificates. Upon the introduction of the legislative service request that led to HB 446, Cornerstone Action consulted with civil rights attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, since …

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New Hampshire’s Demographic Winter has an Economic Price

photo credit: George Rex A new study, “Demographic Changes, Financial Markets, and the Economy,”does not paint an encouraging picture for the future growth of New Hampshire’s economy now entering Demographic Winter (where a shrinking number of young people cannot support current population levels).  From the study: It seems natural that the shifting composition of a nation’s population ought to influence GDP growth and perhaps also capital markets …

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Wanted in New Hampshire: More Babies . . .

Following on the recent post on New Hampshire’s slide into Demographic Winter, one critical piece of information that we need is whether or not the decline in folks under the age of 18 is a one-time blip or something more permanent? As shown in the chart below, between 1991 and 2011 the number of births in New Hampshire has plummeted by 25 percent to 12,795 in …

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