Norma Love

New Hampshire Still Vexed By School Funding Challenge

By: - May 11, 2001

Temperatures soared above 90 on May 3 and New Hampshire’s House chamber sweltered with no air conditioning to ease tempers frayed by three years of fighting the same fight — how to pay for public schools. Like the week before, the House spent hours debating funding options before rejecting them all. As it approached 8 […]

New Hampshire Gov Defies Tax Taboo

By: - April 16, 2001

Four years ago, Gov. Jeanne Shaheen not only broke New Hampshire’s glass ceiling to become the state’s first woman governor, she was the first Democrat elected in 16 years. Now she’s trying to break another glass ceiling — New Hampshire’s taboo against broad-based general income and sales taxes. Shaheen is backing a 2.5 percent sales […]

School Funding Still Perplexes New Hampshire Lawmakers

By: - January 12, 2000

CONCORD, N.H. — Two years after the state Supreme Court ordered New Hampshire to find a fairer way to pay for schools, state legislators act like soldiers returning from the front lines, complaining of battle fatigue from spending too many months in the education funding trenches. Unable to agree on a permanent solution, they declared […]