Senators Kelly and Bradley Applaud Senate Committee Action

Concord, NH – Today, Senator Molly Kelly (D-Keene) and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) released the following comments on the Senate Finance Committee recommending passage of Senate Bill 40, which addresses a technical error that caused school districts to rely on incorrect funding figures in creating their 2013 budgets.

“Senate Bill 40 makes a very small fix to address a technical error that caused cities and towns to rely on the wrong set of figures in creating their 2013 budgets.  Without quick action on this correction, the citizens’ of cities and towns will potentially face higher tax bills,” said Sen. Molly Kelly (D-Keene). “I am pleased that Senate Democrats and Republicans are able to work in a bipartisan fashion to solve problems like this on behalf of the citizens we represent.”

Senator Kelly introduced SB40 at the request of a number of citizens’ of cities and towns across the state. At the public hearing on the bill, she explained that this bill corrects a technical error that would have a negative impact on taxpayers and students in 77 cities and towns.

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, a cosponsor of the legislation, said, “I applaud Sen. Morse and the Finance Committee for their quick action today.  This technical correction will protect students and taxpayers in dozens of cities and towns across New Hampshire by ensuring the education funding law passed in 2011 is implemented as the legislature intended, resulting in the level funding of all our school districts within the existing budget appropriation.”

SB40 represents another example of Senate Democrats and Republicans continuing to set a bipartisan tone in addressing problems with common sense solutions.