3 Belknap reps dissent on House education funding vote

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CONCORD  — Of the 18 representatives from Belknap County — all of them Republicans — only three dissented yesterday when the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on a constitutional amendment that would free the state of its constitutional obligation to fund public education, while authorizing the state to fund non-religious instruction in parochial schools.

For the second time in as many months CACR-8 failed to garner the necessary three-fifths ...

CONCORD  — Of the 18 representatives from Belknap County — all of them Republicans — only three dissented yesterday when the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on a constitutional amendment that would free the state of its constitutional obligation to fund public education, while authorizing the state to fund non-religious instruction in parochial schools.

For the second time in as many months CACR-8 failed to garner the necessary three-fifths majority and once again was tabled.

Representatives Peter Bolster and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton, and  Alida Millham of Gilford voted against the amendment. Representatives Harry Accornero, Don Flanders, Bob Kingsbury, Bob Luther and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Robert Malone of Alton, Guy Comtois and Elaine Swinford of Barnstead, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Dave Russell of Gilmanton,  Bob Greemore and Colette Worsman of Meredith and Dennis Fields of Sanbornton voted in favor of the amendment.

Representatives Tyler Simpson of New Hampton and Bill Tobin of Sanbornton did not vote.