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Every week, we help you dig deeper into the policy issues that shape life in the Granite State. Explore our highlights to learn about the latest news, discuss hot policy questions, and engage with other New Hampshire citizens.

Last updated: May 21, 2018. This page is updated every Monday

Behind the News

Our articles get behind the news to give you deeper insight into how policies are made, exploring both sides of every issue.

great dane animal protection

House, Senate fail to agree on animal protection bill

May 18, 2018
A committee of representatives and senators failed to agree on an animal protection bill this week, meaning the bill is dead this year. The bill, SB 569, had two major purposes:... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Animal Rights
sports betting

Sports betting coming to NH?

May 16, 2018
This month the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, opening the door to sports betting in New Hampshire. The Granite State must pass a law to regulate... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Gambling
PFC water contamination

Two PFC lawsuits against Saint-Gobain

May 14, 2018
Citizens have filed two lawsuits against Saint-Gobain over water contamination. The move comes despite a March announcement that Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics reached an... read more or have your say »
Learn more about issues related to this article: Water Sustainability in NH
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Featured Issue

Our issue pages provide in-depth background on key policy debates, from the latest updates to voting records and detailed pro and con arguments.

Early Education and Kindergarten

May 16, 2018
There is some public funding for daycare, preschool and pre-kindergarten in New Hampshire, though much of this is restricted to lower-income or special needs children. Public... read more or have your say »
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Citizen Voices®

The results of our most popular daily discussions are summarized as Citizen Voices reports. These are sent to media and interested citizens and, when relevant, presented as testimony at public hearings.

Should NH have a helmet law?

May 18, 2018
New Hampshire is only 1 of 3 states without a motorcycle helmet law. Bills mandating helmet use have repeatedly failed to pass the Legislature. The last attempt was in 2010.... read more
Learn more about issues related to this article: Motorcycle Helmet Law

Concealed carry anywhere in US with NH permit?

May 16, 2018
Legislation in Congress proposes to amend federal law to allow an individual who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in one state to carry that handgun in other states.... read more
Learn more about issues related to this article: Gun Laws
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