Temporary relief in education funding has come to Newport, Claremont and other property poor communities.
After a long partisan battle the state budget has passed and gives an unprecedented and needed $138 million in education funding. The House made equity in education funding a priority in 2019. There were many unsung heroes, but I’d like to express gratitude to my representative, Linda Tanner, who championed this funding throughout the session.
The governor, after vetoing the budget, reached a compromise with the hard work of the legislative leadership. It is my hope that the pomp and circumstances of the celebratory presenting of the education funding checks from the governor signals his understanding of the dire economic consequences to communities caused by the education funding crisis and his commitment of leadership to solve it.