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Other Issues

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The League opposes further expansion of gambling in New Hampshire. The League opposes relying on gambling as a source of state revenues because it does not meet the requirements of being progressive, reliable, or flexible.

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Action to achieve an effective, integrated and coordinated system of juvenile justice in New Hampshire. The League of Women Voters believes that constitutional rights and fair hearings must be assured to all individuals. To this end the disposition of youth adjudicated or identified as CHINS (Children in Need of Services) must be designed to treat and rehabilitate children in the least restrictive environment, promoting family unity and community responsibility whenever possible.

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LWVNH believes that the incarceration of women in NH, whether in the county Houses of Correction, the women’s prison or the halfway house, impacts not only the offenders and their families but also society as a whole. The League believes that the corrections system should encompass gender-specific strategies in their policies for the treatment of women within that system. The League also believes that the goal of the corrections system for women should be to provide opportunities for rehabilitation while recognizing the need to address and repair the harm caused by criminal behavior.

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Concurrence statement on disposal of low level radioactive - Tri-State

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Action to develop and implement effective siting and operating procedures for special facilities which will safeguard environmental quality, include public participation, and provide for conflict resolution.

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Action to achieve wise use of land; to provide an optimum balance between human, social and economic needs and environmental quality; and to conserve and ensure wise use of energy and other natural resources.

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Action to achieve a reduction in New Hampshire’s use of energy: The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire believes that New Hampshire cannot and should not sustain its historical growth rate of energy consumption. In both the state and national interest, New Hampshire must make a significant reduction in its use of energy.

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