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Just say no to constitutional amendment | Concord Monitor Editorial, 11/28/12

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This is from a couple of weeks ago, but makes important points concisely:

That leaves the granddaddy of lost causes and bad ideas: the campaign to amend New Hampshire’s Constitution to relieve the state of its responsibility to fund the education of every child. Last week, in conversations with Monitor reporter Molly A.K. Connors, several lawmakers said they expect that yet another attempt will be made.

“I think there is an opportunity to thrash this out. And who knows,” Wolfeboro Republican Sen. Jeb Bradley told Connors. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

That’s not quite true. The House has, over the past two decades, tried and failed to pass an amendment some 80 times, including an attempt last year. Mounting that effort again, especially considering the reversal of political poles that gave Democrats a majority in the House, would be a colossal waste of time that could be spent to improve an economy that’s in danger of falling behind that of other New England states.

See the rest here: Editorial: Just say no to constitutional amendment | Concord Monitor.


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