NH bill would prioritize school building aid, AP, 4/18/12

posted Apr 18, 2012, 6:44 PM by Bill Duncan
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By Norma Love
Associated Press / April 18, 2012

CONCORD, N.H.—

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The Senate voted without debate Wednesday to replace the House's proposal with its own and send it back to the House.

Senate Education Chairwoman Nancy Stiles said the passage sets the stage for the two sides to negotiate a compromise. The biggest difference between the chambers is how to fund the aid, said Stiles, R-Hampton.

The House would cap funding at $50 million while the Senate would let the Legislature set the amount every budget cycle, she said.

"The House is pretty strong on wanting to put on a $50 million cap," Stiles said.

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The deadline to act on compromise legislation this session is June 7.

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