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Lawmakers pass budget with significant implications for public education in New Hampshire

On Thursday, June 24, lawmakers in the New Hampshire House and Senate passed two budget bills that will map out the state’s priorities and...

Budget replaces targeted aid with tax cut, disproportionately benefitting owners of higher valued properties

The New Hampshire state budget for 2022-2023 replaces a targeted property tax relief fund with a $100 million cut to the statewide education property...

Lawmakers to meet on Monday to finalize details of budget, including vouchers and school...

A small group of lawmakers will meet on Monday, June 14, to work out the final details of House Bill (HB) 2, the state...

School vouchers to be included in state budget proposal, but drop in funding for...

On Wednesday, May 26, the Senate Finance Committee voted 5-2 to include SB 130, the school voucher bill, into the larger state budget package....

Amendment would slow down college merger and ensure members had expertise in higher ed

Under a new amendment, the Higher Education Merger Assessment Commission (HEMAC) would have until January 2022 to form recommendations about if and how to...

‘It probably can’t pass if it stands alone’: Public urges lawmakers to keep voucher...

Lawmakers, city officials, school board members, taxpayers, and others are urging the Senate to keep the school voucher bill out of the state’s budget...

Education Funding in the 2022-2023 State Budget

New Hampshire's public schools are facing a steep drop in state funding, partially due to pandemic-related enrollment fluctuations. Proposals brought forth by House budget...

Make your voice heard: Public hearing on state budget scheduled for next week

Lawmakers who are crafting the state budget for the next biennium are seeking public input next week.  The full House Finance Committee will have a...

‘You do what you’ve got to do.’ As budgets and funding bills unfold, a...

It’s a dramatic budget season in New Hampshire. Communities are deliberating over school district budgets stretched paper thin. Legislators are hashing out bills that...

Lawmakers send budget to Governor with a $138 million boost in school funding

Lawmakers have passed a state budget proposal this afternoon, which is set to be sent to the Governor for his signature. The proposal, which...