New Hampshire politics

Legislative Committee is Next Stop for Proposed Medicaid Rule Regarding Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) will consider at its October 19 meeting a rule proposed by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that would make “gender reassignment” a covered service for minors and adults under New Hampshire’s Medicaid program. The meeting on Thursday, October 19, is open to the public. It will be held at 9 a.m. in …

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Sarah Koski hired as political director

Sarah Koski has joined Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action as Political Director, in charge of legislative advocacy. She previously served as field director for the Unlocking Potential Project. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve New Hampshire families through Cornerstone’s family first platform and legislative priorities,” she says. “I look forward to encouraging and promoting an environment within our state that allows …

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Cornerstone supporting five 2015 NH pro-life bills at hearings this week

Representatives of Cornerstone Action will be in Concord in the coming days to support five much-needed measures relating to the life issues. We encourage the House to pass each of these bills. Repeal of the “buffer zone” law (HB 403). This blatantly unconstitutional law is already tied up in federal court. The law makes all demonstration, including silent prayer, illegal within “up to 25 …

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Cornerstone Announces 2015 Legislative Priorities

For the 2015 legislative session, Cornerstone Action will work with concerned citizens and policymakers to advance four legislative priorities. More information about these policy goals is at this link. 1) Protect religious liberty for all people of faith in New Hampshire. This includes working for repeal of the ill-advised “buffer zone” law, which if enforced would make silent prayer on certain public sidewalks illegal. Enforced …

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No to Assisted Suicide: HB 1325 (2014)

On behalf of our supporters throughout New Hampshire, we urge you to reject HB 1325, called by its sponsors a “death with dignity” bill. There’s no dignity involved when physician-prescribed death is regarded as medical treatment. Physician-prescribed death is a backdoor coat-cutting measure that puts a dollar sign between patient and healthcare provider. A lethal dose of prescription medication is cheaper than palliative, rehabilitative, …

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Senate’s 2013 Medicaid Expansion Plan Tabled

(CONCORD)- During the past few months, our State Legislature has been debating the merits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.  Cornerstone has shared our concerns regarding this policy and are pleased to report that the bill was successfully tabled in the New Hampshire Senate. Cornerstone’s Executive Director Ashley Pratte said, “We would like to thank three conservative Republican State Senators: Senator Andy Sanborn, Senator Sharon …

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Cornerstone Statement on NH Democrats’ Blatant Disregard for NH Voter Law

MANCHESTER- Today WMUR shed new light on the flaws with our voter registration laws in New Hampshire .  It was reported that Vice President Biden’s niece claimed NH residency and voted in the Granite State while temporarily volunteering on the Obama campaign. More striking though was the report that during the 2012 election Senator Martha Fuller Clark housed 8 campaign volunteers all of which …

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Cornerstone Commends NH Senate for Defeating a 67% Increase in Taxes

May 23, 2013 (Concord, NH) Today the NH Senate voted with New Hampshire families in mind and voted 18-6 to indefinitely postpone HB617, the gas tax which would increase by 67% if passed. “I am thrilled that the NH Senate recognized the burden that this 67% increase would have on our families here in the Granite State who are already tightening their budgets,” said …

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Fiscal Irresponsibility Returns to Concord

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 increases spending by a whopping 16% all while raiding …

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Statement on Gov. Hassan’s 2013 budget proposal

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 Director Ashley Pratte, “but I believe it should be …

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