Concord - Foster's Daily Democrat reviewed the nearly 1,000 bill requests that have been filed for the next session of the New Hampshire legislature. They found numerous bills that would put New Hampshire's schools and environment at risk, end public kindergarten, restrict individual's rights to make their own medical decisions, and deny marriage rights to all Granite State citizens.
Specifically Fosters pointed to three specific legislative requests. One by David Bates that would eliminate any and all standards for home schooling, another by Neil Kurk that would eliminate the job creating Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and a third by Warren Groen that would restrict a woman's ability to make he own medical decisions.
"Instead of focusing on job creation, these are the priorities for Republicans in the House and Senate," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "They want to legislate discrimination, restrict individual rights, and eliminate as many education standards as possible."
"The incoming Republican legislators have already requested hundreds of pieces of legislation to advance reckless job killing economic policies and a Bible Belt social agenda that is out of touch with New Hampshire values," continued Kirstein. "Apparently Republicans feel that this irresponsible and extreme behavior is appropriate, or at least worth wasting taxpayer time and money debating on the floor of the state House."