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.   

Should NH prohibit water fluoridation?

Jan 27, 2017

Rep. Valerie Fraser is sponsoring a 2017 bill that bans fluoride from public water.

Under current law, residents in a city or town must vote to add fluoride to the...Read more

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Should NH legalize recreational marijuana?

Jan 26, 2017

The Legislature released a text of a marijuana legalization bill this week. HB 656 legalizes and taxes marijuana cultivation and use for persons age twenty-one and older....Read more

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Should NH regulate fantasy sports?

Jan 26, 2017

Rep. Gary Azarian is sponsoring a 2017 bill that would regulate online fantasy sports. 

Fantasy contest operators offering games to New Hampshire players would have to...Read more

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No-excuse absentee ballot voting in New Hampshire

Jan 25, 2017

A bill currently being considered by the New Hampshire House, HB 622, would allow all registered New Hampshire voters the option of voting by absentee ballot.

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Should NH repeal expanded Medicaid?

Jan 25, 2017

Rep. JR Hoell is sponsoring a bill to repeal New Hampshire’s expanded Medicaid program, known as the New Hampshire Health Protection Program. 

The program gives more...Read more

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New Hampshire needle exchange?

Jan 24, 2017

Representative Lino Avellani, R - Sanbornville, is sponsoring HB 610, a bill that would implement needle exchange programs in New Hampshire. Avellani's bill would only...Read more

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Eliminate smoking ban in restaurants, stores, taxis?

Jan 24, 2017

Rep. Robert Hull is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the smoking ban in New Hampshire restaurants, grocery stores, and privately owned buses and taxis. An owner could...Read more

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Should NH ban gay conversion therapy for minors?

Jan 23, 2017

Rep. Eric Schleien is sponsoring a 2017 a bill that prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Schleien’s bill,...Read more

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Should NH fund Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force?

Jan 23, 2017

Rep. Renny Cushing is sponsoring a 2017 bill to provide state funding for the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  

The ICAC Task Force...Read more

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Should NH decriminalize sex work?

Jan 22, 2017

If HB 287 becomes law, a committee would be formed to study decriminalizing both the buying and selling of sex work (prostitution).

According to the bill, sponsored by...Read more

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Should NH support federal efforts for debt-free public higher education?

Jan 21, 2017

Rep. Majorie Porter has sponsored a concurrent resolution declaring that the New Hampshire Legislature would support efforts in the U.S. House and Senate to pass legislation that would help students have access to higher education at public colleges and universities without going into debt....Read more

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Should NH allow crossbows for bow hunting?

Jan 21, 2017

In New Hampshire (and most other states), bow hunting season is for vertical bow archery.  Hunters may use crossbows during firearm hunting seasons.

Rep. Raymond Gagnon is sponsoring a 2017 bill to change that.  His bill,...Read more

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