Budget impasse’s impact on education explored in Concord
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Cash-strapped communities urged lawmakers Thursday to prioritize education funding as they renegotiate the state budget two months after it was vetoed. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, meanwhile, sent school officials a revised spending proposal and said he remains willing to compromise.
Democrats, who control the Legislature, say the $13 billion, two-year budget they passed in June would have provided property tax relief and a boost to education funding while addressing the state’s most pressing problems. But Republicans argue it relied on one-time surplus funds for ongoing expenses and would drive the state toward a broad-based tax.