NH Senate Tables HB 370; Education Tax Credit Intact

Republicans in the New Hampshire Senate today derailed an attempt to repeal the state’s education tax credit. On a straight party-line vote, senators voted 13-11 to table HB 370. A two-thirds vote would be required to remove the bill from the table, and further action is unlikely. I’ve written about the bill and people affected… Read More NH Senate Tables HB 370; Education Tax Credit Intact

Senate Committee refuses to back HB 370; full Senate will vote soon

A NH Senate committee yesterday said no to the repeal of New Hampshire’s tax credit for businesses that donate to a scholarship program for the benefit of K-12 students. The school choice measure was enacted January 1 by action of the previous legislature, and its repeal via HB 370 was a priority for the new… Read More Senate Committee refuses to back HB 370; full Senate will vote soon

Rep. Sanborn to colleagues: “Keep our Promise” re Ed Tax Credit

The New Hampshire House will vote next week on HB 370, repeal of the education tax credit. The House Ways and Means committee voted 10-7 to pass the repeal. The minority report by Rep. Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) is worth quoting in full. “This bill repeals a recently passed scholarship¬†program for lower income families which enables… Read More Rep. Sanborn to colleagues: “Keep our Promise” re Ed Tax Credit

Educational Opportunity Scholarships in NH: the view from Elm Street

Part 2 of 2 After the hearing on the attempt to repeal New Hampshire’s educational tax credit law (see part 1), I was ready for a palate cleanser of sorts. I found one a few days later when the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) visited Liberty Harbor Academy on Elm Street in downtown Manchester. I… Read More Educational Opportunity Scholarships in NH: the view from Elm Street

Educational Opportunity Scholarships in NH: the view from Concord

Part 1 of 2 Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.¬† ~G.K. Chesterton Dominique Vazquez-Vanasse has two little boys, and as a busy mom she doesn’t normally spend her day waiting to stand in front of microphones and talk to a roomful of strangers. Neither does… Read More Educational Opportunity Scholarships in NH: the view from Concord