Concord, N.H. - Today, the Republican-led House voted to non-concur and kill HB 1636, the zombie school voucher program that Governor Sununu and the Republican-led Senate snuck into an unrelated bill at the last minute. The program, originally titled SB 193, was rejected twice by the Republican-led House despite it being Sununu's top legislative priority of the session. A Reaching Higher NH study showed that the bill would have stolen $266 million from public schools. The bil
Concord, N.H. - Yesterday evening, Reaching Higher NH released an analysis of the school voucher bill that was attached as a non-germane amendment to HB1636 by New Hampshire Senate Republicans late Thursday night. The analysis shows that the bill would take $266 million from New Hampshire public schools over the life of the legislation while giving an additional $53 million to current private school students.
This is a drastic increase in spending, even compared to the bill
Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 170-159 to take up the House Finance Committee's recommendation to send the school voucher bill, SB 193, to interim study. SB 193 would have unconstitutionally diverted millions of taxpayer dollars away from public schools to unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools. This bipartisan vote effectively kills Governor Sununu's biggest priority of the legislative session. Republicans hold a majori
Concord, N.H. - Today, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to pass SB193, a school voucher bill that would give taxpayer money to unregulated, unaccountable private and religious schools.
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
"Governor Sununu's SB193 school voucher bill is an irresponsible, fundamentally unfair bill that violates our obligation to treat all students equally. It means private and religious schools that are