SB 193 Sam Osheron

The House Finance subcommittee this week voted 7-1 to recommend sending SB 193, the school voucher bill, back for interim study, which will kill it for this year. We can win this thing. Major votes are coming up soon and now the Republican leadership is turning up the screws, so we all need to make our voices heard: we have the numbers if we all speak up!”

Please send a quick email to the entire Finance Committee, within the next few days.  One sentence is all you need.  Talking points below.

Heres’ the link:  HouseFinanceCommittee@leg.state.nh.us

In your subject line write “This is not a form email” or “I’m a NH voter” and reference SB193.

3.   No one can accurately predict the financial impact, but even the most conservative projection is that districts around the state, taken together, will lose $100 million to serve only 2,000 students over the next 11 years.

1.  Property taxes will go up because virtually all the costs have been shifted to the school districts
2.  The cities and towns that can least afford it will be hit hardest, while wealthy districts bear almost no financial burden
3.   No one can accurately predict the financial impact, but even the most conservative projection is that districts around the state, taken together, will lose $100 million to serve only 2,000 students.
4.  The bill allows parents to spend public funds on programs and services that aren’t accredited or vetted for quality and that operate with no accountability to taxpayers
5.  7 out of 8 members of the subcommittee (Rs and Ds), who studied the bill in depth for 3 months, considered 5 different amendments, and know it better than anyone, believe this bill is not ready to be voted on.
Thank you for your help and support.

Sincerely,
Sam Osherson
Coordinator
Monadnock United 2018

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