Hampshire state senator files bill for more public higher education funding

Senator Comerford’s bill is part of a larger statewide effort to increase the amount of money that the state spends on public education.

The Fund Our Future Coalition is working with both Democrats and Republicans in the legislature to change the state’s school funding formula.

The proposed bills are hoping to level the playing field between wealthy and under-served school districts.

The bipartisan- led effort is asking the Governor to re-invest 1 billion dollars in the state’s K-12 education system.

Senator Comerford’s bill is calling for $500 million on top of that for public higher education.

Governor Charlie Baker said he will be releasing his budget sometime next week, which will include his proposal for education funding.

Jordi Reed, WWLP22, January 16, 2019

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