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Friday
Mar222013

NH House Finance chooses to play politics over helping children 

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Today the House Finance Committee voted along party lines to derail a bill that would remove the moratorium on public charter schools and prevent the loss of federal funding.

 

The main proponent behind retaining the bill was Representative Dan Eaton. Coincidentally Rep. Eaton was recorded on video tape last week discussing strategy with a lobbyist. In the video Rep. Eaton thought HB299 would make a great political trump card to save for later.

 

Public charter school students, political pawns in the house.
Public charter school students, political pawns in the house.

 

So in a very political move, the committee threw New Hampshire's children under the bus and decided to play Russian roulette with millions in federal funding. We will post today's video later so that you can contrast the theater of today with the strategy discussed last week.

 

We believe that the final vote was 14-9

Vote to derail the bill?

Yes     

No       

 

 

 

Chairman Mary Jane Wallner(d)          

X

 

Vice Chair Cindy Rosenwald(d)

X

 

Clerk Katherine Rogers(d)

X

 

Sharon Nordgren (d)

X

 

Peter Leishman (d)

X

 

Alfred Lerandeau (d)

X

 

Stephen Spratt (d)

X

 

Kenneth Weyler (r)

 

X

Mary Allen (r)

 

X

John Cebrowski (r)

 

X

Colette Worsman (r)

 

X

Daniel Eaton (d)

X

 

Thomas Buco (d)

X

 

William Hatch (d)

X

 

Robert Walsh (d)

X

 

Lynne Ober (r)

 

X

Karen Umberger (r)

 

X

Bernard Benn (d)

X

 

David Huot (d)

X

 

Susan Ford (d)

X

 

Neal Kurk (r)

 

X

Robert Elliott (r)

 

X

Dan McGuire (r)

 

X

 

 

 

 

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