Education Funding http://nhpr.org en Two N.H. Lawmakers Work Across Aisle To Craft Education Funding Amendment http://nhpr.org/post/two-nh-lawmakers-work-across-aisle-craft-education-funding-amendment <p></p><p>Failing to reach consensus on a constitutional amendment to change the state’s education funding formula has become an annual rite of passage for lawmakers.</p><p>But Democratic Representative Gary Richardson of Hopkinton believes next year will be different.</p><p>Richardson is working with state Senator Nancy Stiles, a Hampton Republican, to come up with a proposed amendment to be considered in the next legislative session.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:54:05 +0000 Michael Brindley 18426 at http://nhpr.org Two N.H. Lawmakers Work Across Aisle To Craft Education Funding Amendment USNH Board Approves Budget Request; Tries To Strike Deal With Lawmakers http://nhpr.org/post/usnh-board-approves-budget-request-tries-strike-deal-lawmakers <p></p><p>The University System of New Hampshire’s board of trustees is requesting that the legislature restore its state funding. At a board meeting Tuesday they approved a budget request for the near-$50 million that was cut last year.&nbsp; In exchange for the funds, the USNH is offering to freeze tuition for two years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>University chancellor Ed&nbsp;MacKay says that New Hampshire’s tuition costs are among the nation’s highest not because of inefficiencies, but because of a lack of funding from the state.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:11:08 +0000 Emily Corwin 12809 at http://nhpr.org USNH Board Approves Budget Request; Tries To Strike Deal With Lawmakers How North Country Legislators Voted On Education Funding Amendment http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-legislators-voted-education-funding-amendment <p>Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, was among 17 Senators voting in favor of a constitutional amendment &ndash; <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/CACR0012.html">CACR 12 </a>- that would have given voters the chance to change the state constitution and give the Legislature more control over public school funding.&nbsp;</p><p>But while eight North Country representatives also voted for it in the House Wednesday the&nbsp;amendment&nbsp;did not have the three-fifths majority needed.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:24:43 +0000 Chris Jensen 6364 at http://nhpr.org Education Funding Amendment Fails http://nhpr.org/post/education-funding-amendment-fails-0 <p>This year&rsquo;s effort to pass a school funding constitutional amendment failed where such efforts tend to fail &ndash; the New Hampshire house.&nbsp; Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:38:23 +0000 josh rogers 4993 at http://nhpr.org Education Funding Amendment Fails Education Amendment Saga Nears Conclusion? http://nhpr.org/post/education-amendment-saga-nears-conclusion <p>We look at the latest iteration of the education funding amendment, its prospects for passing and the implications for the future of the New Hampshire public education system.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 6224 at http://nhpr.org Education Amendment Saga Nears Conclusion? Ed Funding Amendment Faces Big Test In House http://nhpr.org/post/ed-funding-amendment-faces-big-test-house <p>Enacting any constitutional amendment is tough. It requires a three-fifths vote by both House and Senate, and two-thirds support from voters at the polls. &nbsp;Add to this the fact this amendment deals with school funding and that lawmakers have killed 80-odd &nbsp;Claremont-inspired amendments over the past 14 years, and the guardedness of even the boldest of lawmakers is understandable. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:19:05 +0000 Josh Rogers 6264 at http://nhpr.org Ed Funding Amendment Faces Big Test In House