School funding: tax rate

Although four of the city's five representatives in the House voted against the new education funding formula adopted by both houses of the Legislature on Tuesday, Laconia is projected to receive $527,381 more in state aid than expected. The vote in the House was close, 195-165, and even closer in the Senate, 13-11. Gov. Craig Benson has indicated he will let the formula become law. The windfall — because the city's budget for 2004-2005 was adopted before the final amount of aid was ...

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Council committees; housecleaning

Amid all the domestic squabbling, the City Council did manage to begin some housecleaning when it met Monday night. Councilors agreed to tackle several issues that have been languishing in committee for months. The Finance Committee will consider a proposal, introduced by Councilor Judy Krahulec (Ward 1) in January, to increase tax credits for veterans. Last year the Legislature authorized municipalities to increase the optional veteran's tax credit from $100 up to $500 and the ...

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County Dems elect officers during state convention held Saturday in Manchester

Meeting in conjunction with the state Democratic Party Convention in Manchester on Saturday, the Belknap County Democrats held a caucus to elect new officers and delegates. "We had a great turnout from throughout Belknap County," said Beth Arsenault, who was elected to her second term as chair of the county's Democratic Committee. Joining her on the Belknap County Democratic Party's Executive Committee are Garen Daly of Gilmanton, elected vice chair; Cris Blackstone of Alton, ...

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