Timberlane Deliberative SessionMore
UPDATE ON THE STATE BUDGET
AFT-NH welcomes the Newfound Teachers' Union, AFT#6557 as our newest local as a result of a NH PELRB Election held today. The tally was as follows: AFT- 92 ; No Representation-1 and NEA-0. The photos shows the counting and certification of the ballots as well as local President Deirdre Conway. Welcome to AFT-NH!
It’s that time of year again at the State House for Committees of Conference. Both Chambers have till June 25, 2015 to finish up their work.
This week the Senate Finance Committee voted to recommend the following for education funding. Please keep in mind that this could change in the blink of an eye:
The Senate has had several hearings and meetings regarding their work on the state budget. When they held a public hearing several hundred citizens of New Hampshire showed up and spoke. Many expressed concern over the lack of funding in the House budget and its many cuts to programs needed by our most vulnerable citizens.
This week the Senate Finance committee will start the hard work on their version of the State budget. I have heard that the Senate Ways and Means committee is looking closely at projected revenues and may recommend slightly higher revenues than the House approved. By doing this the Senate will be able to restore funding for some of the cuts that the House imposed in its draconian budget.