Negotiations between the faculty union and the administration at the University of New Hampshire broke down for the second time in a year yesterday.
NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown has the story.
UNH’s negotiator says that in light of the quote “epic” reductions in state funding to the university system, it’s only reasonable to ask professors to share in the cuts.
But the faculty’s negotiator, Dale Barkee, says that pressure to reduce salary and benefits began before cuts in the state’s contribution.
The governor says this amendment will preserve the state's obligation to fund education but give it the flexibility to target funds.
Here's the text of Lynch's amendment:
Governor John Lynch surprised top Republican lawmakers today when he released an education funding constitutional amendment.
The amendment would give the state more discretion to target financial aid to schools than it has today.
Critics are concerned about how the governor’s proposal would affect court oversight of education funding.
Governor John Lynch and Republican leaders all want to see the state adopt a constitutional amendment.
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