Senate Republicans Block $36 Million in Education Aid to Their Own Districts
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, Senate Republicans voted to re-refer SB 145, Senator Jay Kahn’s (D-Keene) bill to renew $36 million of fiscal capacity disparity aid for fiscal year 2022. The motion to re-refer will further delay the conversation and delivery of fiscal capacity disparity aid for the 80 New Hampshire school districts in most need of financial assistance.
After the vote, Senator Jay Kahn (D-Keene) issued the following statement:
“Today’s Senate session was marked by a repeated call to provide New Hampshire tax payers with property tax relief. SB 145 would have restored fiscal capacity disparity aid to the 80 New Hampshire school districts needing the most help and would have assisted school districts facing drastic budget cuts to minimize local property tax increases. By re-refering SB 145, Senate Republicans are delaying crucial financial aid to their own school districts.”