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RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Republican Kindergarten Shell Game

CONCORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans agreed to fund tie the future of full-day kindergarten funding to Keno rather than fully fund full-day kindergarten across the state. After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn released the following comments:

“Senate Democrats have been leading on Kindergarten for years, and we are glad Governor Sununu has at least attempted to follow our example. But, today’s failure to support full-day kindergarten like any other grade while giving even more tax cuts for the wealthy elite is a major disappointment and once again demonstrates Governor Sununu’s failure to lead. The fact that Governor Sununu could not get the Republican House to compromise raises real questions about the Governor’s commitment to full-day kindergarten and shows, once again, his commitment to partisan politics.”

“Just like his broken campaign promises to lead on reducing tuition at our colleges and universities and on family and medical leave insurance, this kindergarten shell game demonstrates Governor Sununu’s desire to put partisan politics ahead of meaningful progress for everyday Granite Staters.”