NH House to Hold Public Hearing on Governor’s Education Funding Amendment

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien and House Special Committee on Education Funding Chair Lynne Ober today announced a Tuesday, November 22 hearing on Governor Lynch’s proposed education funding amendment. It will begin at 10:00 am in rooms 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building.

Speaker William O’Brien

“We are providing an opportunity for the Governor to offer his education funding language to the full House. We have a common desire to address the issues of the state defining and funding primary and secondary education as soon as possible so that we have a constitutional amendment to offer the voters on the 2012 ballot. It appears the Governor will be unable to attend the November 30 session in which we will be offering his proposed education funding language to the full House. We hope he chooses to join the committee at the public hearing to come and speak on the merits of his constitutional amendment rather than to abdicate his responsibility on an issue he’s pledged to fix since 2004.”

House Special Committee on Education Funding Chair Lynne Ober

“It is important for us to get public input on this proposed language and to allow for committee vetting and then full debate on the floor. We have invited the Governor, Minority Leader Terie Norelli and Senate President Peter Bragdon to attend and testify. The Governor’s proposed language will be posted on the House website today and we will live stream the hearing on the 22nd.”