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N.H. lawmakers defer kindergarten funding decision


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unable to reach an agreement Wednesday for funding full-day kindergarten, lawmakers on a conference committee attempting to hash out a deal recessed to Thursday afternoon.

At issue is how much Senate Bill 191 would give in additional state aid to districts who offer full-day kindergarten. Earlier this month, the House voted on a version of the bill that gives districts $1,100 per student, and that ties the proposal to establishing a keno gambling program to pay for it.

The Senate has historically rejected attempts to pass keno. Democratic senators are hoping to convince House lawmakers to accept upping the per-pupil expenditure to $1,800 in exchange for support on keno.

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