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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 4 items )  

Cancer Action Network: In Response to the NH State Budget Setting the Tobacco Sales Age at 19 Years
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Sept. 25 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society/Cancer Action Network are deeply disappointed by the action of NH lawmakers and Governor Sununu in coming to an agreement on a state budget that raises the age for tobacco sales only to 19 years. Both organizations, advocate for evidence-based policies, such as raising the legal age from 18 to 21 for the sales of   more

Conservation Law Foundation: State is Largest Polluter of Merrymeeting River
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Sept. 26 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following news release: An independent water quality report has found that the largest polluter of New Hampshire's Merrymeeting River is the state Fish and Game Department. The report comes amid an ongoing lawsuit from Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) alleging that pollution from the agency's Powder Mill State Fish Hatchery is causing toxic algae blooms in the river. "This is proof positive of what CLF has been say  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: New Hampshire - Senators Fail to Override Governor's Veto of Bill Allowing Patients to Home Cultivate Cannabis
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Sept. 26 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Members of the state Senate voted 13 to 11 to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of legislation, HB 364, that sought to allow registered patients to cultivate personal use quantities of medical cannabis. Sixteen Senate votes were necessary to achieve the two-thirds majority required to overturn the veto. Members of the House had previously voted 259 to 120  more

The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire Receives Governor's Accessibility Award for Ossipee Trail
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Sept. 25 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD) honored The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire during the 2019 Governor's Accessibility Award ceremony on Thursday, September 19 for the Conservancy's recent completion of an accessible trail at the organization's Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve. Each year, individuals or organizations who have distinguished themselves through initiatives that embody t  more