LFDA Highlights

Every day, Highlight stories, written by our editors, dig into the facts behind key New Hampshire policy issues. We try to present both sides of the story,  in an effort to give a balanced and insightful look at the facts. Read on to get informed.   

Background checks for commercial firearms sales?

Feb 05, 2017

Rep. Katherine Rogers is sponsoring a bill, HB 201, that would require background checks for commercial firearm sales.

A '...Read more


Online voter registration in New Hampshire?

Feb 04, 2017

Sen. Bette Lasky is sponsoring a bill, SB 194, that would implement an online voter registration option in New Hampshire.

Online registration would only be available...Read more

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Breathalyzer on ignition for manslaughter?

Feb 04, 2017

On Thursday, February 9 the House of Representatives will vote on whether the state should be able to install an ignition interlock device in the car of someone convicted of manslaughter while driving. 

Ignition interlock devices stop a car from starting if the driver does not pass a...Read more

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Casino gambling bill comes around again

Feb 03, 2017

Casino gambling in New Hampshire could become a reality if a bill currently being considered by the Senate, SB 242, passes muster. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, would authorize the creation of two casinos...Read more

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Should children get free admission to state parks?

Feb 02, 2017

SB 217 is a bill to give free admission to state parks and recreation areas for New Hampshire residents under age fifteen. 

Right now the state offers free park...Read more


Bill to eliminate concealed carry permit up for House vote

Feb 01, 2017

A bill to eliminate the permit requirement in order to carry a concealed firearm, SB 12, is up for a vote in the New Hampshire House on February 9th. The bill already passed the Senate.

Currently, firearms owners in New Hampshire who wish to concealed carry...Read more


Should election days be state holidays?

Feb 01, 2017

HB 625, a 2017 bill sponsored by Rep. Ellen Read, would make the primary and general election days state holidays. 

Government offices and schools would have to close...Read more


Welfare ban for flag burning?

Jan 31, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, a House committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that prohibits state assistance for anyone who desecrates a U.S. or New Hampshire flag. ...Read more

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Should NH repeal RGGI?

Jan 30, 2017

Rep. Michael Harrington is sponsoring a 2017 bill, HB 592, to end New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

RGGI is a cap-and-...Read more

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Road usage fee to fund state roads and bridges?

Jan 30, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1 the House Ways and Means committee will hold a public hearing on a bill to create a road usage fee.

The bill, HB 621, would add a fee to...Read more


Should NH establish a registry for people convicted of animal cruelty?

Jan 28, 2017

A bill sponsored by Rep. David Cote, HB 594, would create a registry for adults convicted of animal cruelty offenses.

The registry would be modeled after the state’s...Read more

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More certification requirements for charter school teachers?

Jan 28, 2017

Next Thursday, February 2 the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would require all charter school teachers to have a valid New Hampshire teaching credential....Read more

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