Gov. Chris Sununu said at an event in Dover Wednesday morning he will veto the state’s proposed budget because of business taxes and because he believes no one has sufficiently demonstrated how the budget’s education funding increases will directly “get more” for the state’s dollar.
Is he serious? Every parent and educator knows there is extensive research confirming the link between per-pupil spending and student outcomes. Providing resources to public education is positively associated with student outcomes.
But New Hampshire has failed to provide stable, equitable and truly adequate funding for our public schools for decades, as leaders like Sununu put rich corporations ahead of students and property taxpayers and set education budgets without knowing how much it actually costs to educate kids.
This budget is a win for students, educators and property tax payers. It just needs the Governor's signature.
A veto hurts kids and taxpayers in your school district.
We need to let Governor Sununu know that this funding is critical for our communities and for public education in this state.
Please call or e-mail Governor Sununu TODAY at 271-2121 orsend him an email, and urge him to stand with students and for property tax relief by at least allowing this budget to become law.