TITLE

First-Year Governor Wants End to Impasse

AUTHOR(S)
Viadero, Debra
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Education Week;1/19/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 19, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire promised to end the state's perennial debates over school funding. That tax, which borrows from property-rich communities to pay for poorer ones, is the legacy of a succession of New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions in the 1990s that struck down the state's school funding system? Although the 7-year-old tax is highly unpopular, lawmakers in the Republican-dominated legislature have worried that any attempts to overturn it might be found unconstitutional, too. Lynch also said he would veto any income or sales taxes that might be used to pay for schools. He does, however, support the idea of a tobacco tax.
ACCESSION #
15842421

 

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