Cornerstone Applauds House on Rejecting Expanded Gambling in NH

Press Release

Ashley Pratte, Executive Director, (603) 361-5057

Cornerstone Applauds House on Rejecting Expanded Gambling in NH

(Concord, NH) Today the house voted to reject SB 152, a bill that called for expanded gambling and for the construction of one high-end casino in New Hampshire. Cornerstone applauds the members of the House who did the right thing by New Hampshire families and small businesses by voting against this flawed bill.

“SB 152 would’ve been a bad deal for New Hampshire families. It would have made our state’s most vulnerable citizens even more vulnerable and negatively impacted our local communities. I am appreciative of the legislature’s vote and for standing by our families and small businesses in the Granite State,” said Pratte.

It is important to note that the House Joint Committee of Ways and Means & Finance put a lot of time and energy into weighing the costs and benefits to New Hampshire citizens for about four long weeks.  In the end the Committee found SB152 “Inexpedient to Legislate” because not a single one of the 18 proposed amendments fixed the fundamental concerns raised by each subcommittee. 

“The New Hampshire Legislature made a very smart and informed vote today, I commend them on their hard work and for defending our families.”

Cornerstone-Action and Cornerstone Policy Research are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving New Hampshire’s traditional values, limited government, and free markets through education, information and advocacy. Our vision is to create an environment in which strong families—the foundation of our society—can lead New Hampshire into a new era of prosperity and strength. For more information, please visit


Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at