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The breathtaking audacity of Jennifer Horn

In a statement opposing Medicaid expansion, New Hampshire Republican Party chair Jennifer Horn declared “we should not abandon good NH programs like CHINS in deference to a federal mandate that will not even be funded.” Horn, who has a record of rewriting history when it gets in the way of her ideological narrative, blithely ignores […]

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Children in Need of a Leader, Pt. II

The Bill O’Brien led NHGOP supermajority decimated CHINS (Children in Need of Services) this year in their budget. This is what New Hampshire is when CHINS exists: Kathleen Coakley, of Wilton, said she owes her life to the state’s CHINS (Children in Need of Services) program, which was affected by budget cuts. “New Hampshire invested […]

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Downshifting

The second biggest false conceit that came from Bill O’Brien’s GOP supermajority in Concord (the first was their laser-like focus on jobs) is that there would be no budget downshifting. It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic: Sixty troubled students now under state supervision will soon have their cases closed and become the […]

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Children in Need of a Leader

From a release (email): House Majority Leader to Request Rules Change to Allow for Introduction of Caylee’s Law Bill    Concord-House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) announced today that he intends to ask the House Rules Committee to permit the late drafting of legislation that would make it a felony for any parent who failed […]

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Abandoning Children in Need

The Concord Monitor examines the impact of eliminating “Children in Need of Services” (CHINS), a state program in which parents or school officials can ask the court system for help with children whose behavior suggests serious problems. That intervention … is often a last resort for families dealing with uncontrollable, troubled children and the only […]

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