FOR THE MONITOR
While the New Hampshire Legislature was dealing with resignations and constitutional amendments, it was easy to lose track of some rather far-reaching legislation that will directly affect school districts across the state. The House and Senate last week agreed to overdue reforms to the state’s school building aid program.
For a history of the program and how it has worked over the years, you should read Daniel Barrick’s January 2011 report for the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, Under Construction. Seriously, it’s only 15 pages, and that’s with a lot of pictures. Go read it. I’ll be waiting right here.
In this week’s edition of the NH Watchdog Podcast, host Grant Bosse provides an update on reforms to the New Hampshire Retirement System. In the Calendar, we preview some of the important legislation up for debates by House Committees. And our guest Daniel Barrick from the NH Center for Public Policy Studies sits down to talk about the future of the Building Aid Program.
The Concord Monitor’s Daniel Barrick reports that the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is abandoning its plans to expand into online gambling.
Daniel Barrick writes in the Concord Monitor about yesterday’s meetings of the House Finance Committee, in which is considered a handful of proposals to help balance the New Hampshire budget.