Andru Volinsky News

Executive Council Report - Jan. 24, 2018

Tue, Jan 30, 2018 - 04:20 PM

Does New Hampshire care about its schools and its children?

The answer to this question, as evidenced by the proceedings of January 24, is not clear. On the one hand, despite deep concerns about the process involved, the Council approved $10 million in infrastructure improvements for schools, many related to school security needs. On the other hand, a wellqualified nominee for the new Child Advocate post passed on a 3-2 vote (Pappas, Prescott and Volinsky in support) and the Council refused to vote to accept a $200,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to address gun violence in New Hampshire cities. (Councilors Wheeler, Kenney and Prescott voted to table the grant for a second time. Councilor Pappas and I wanted to accept the

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