"Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that private funds can not be used for sectarian purposes", said Rep. Mary Heath, D-Manchester, in speaking against the bill Tuesday.
The Vermont Senate will debate its version of the state budget for fiscal year 2018 this week, after the Appropriations Committee on Friday unanimously finalized and passed a spending proposal for the full body to consider.
The Republican education committee chairman was also in strong support.
Representative Andy Josephson, who sponsored the bill in the house, said his version of the bill would have required municipalities with more than 10,000 people to pay for the healthcare costs for eligible families without assistance from the state.
Rep. Dan Wolf, R-Newbury, who supports retaining it, quoted former Rep. David Kidder, R-New London, for his interpretation of the legislative motion to retain a bill as "death with dignity". An amendment also lowered the amount of money directed to the Quality Schools Facility Grant program, from $30 million to $16 million.
This bill was part of a package of bills presented by Senator Taylor dealing with school formula funding and finance system. Tarte said he took note of the issues raised in the Senate committee and worked with House members to address them in their bill. Stephani Bowen, who told the Senate panel Tuesday she was speaking on her husband's behalf because he bit his tongue during last week's seizure, said she and her husband are lifelong Republicans who have been politically active for years. Thursday marks the 87th day of the session.
SB 368 initially failed the House on a 50-50 vote, but Rep. Manzella moved to have it reconsidered the following day.
"There's a path to victory", Cook said. "It's hard to predict but I do think it's a step in the right direction".
The changes to House Bill 13, proposed by Sens. "Without competition I don't really know how you'd do that". Tom Richmond, R-Billings, would make several significant changes to campaign practice law.
Negotiations on big spending bill hit new snag
Mark Meadows, to let states get exemptions to insurance coverage requirements under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans control both Congress and the White House, but they have so far failed to replace Obamacare as promised.
He said he had to replace every door in the building, pull up the carpet, and in one room he said he found over 150 hypodermic needles and syringes. "That's a blue-light special".
Time is running out if lawmakers do want to pass a large bonding bill.
"There are four columns: state, federal, authority and total", Cuffe said.
"This isn't about us, it isn't about you and me". Manzella said Montana's contribution limits are unconstitutionally low because of this, and that the legislature should raise them accordingly. "We couldn't be in a better place here".
Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. "We are pleased to finally arrive at this solution that we believe gives administrators, teachers, parents and students certainty about what will happen in the next school year while making sure that taxpayers are getting the smaller class sizes that they have paid for".
Members voted 15-7 - with six Republicans and nine Democrats in favor - to remove about $18 million from the bill and slightly re-arrange some of its projects.
"It's become abundantly clear to me in the last five days that Republican priorities are not as important as Democrat priorities", he said.
"I have worked across the aisle and met the Republican-majority Legislature more than halfway". And they want it done this legislative session. Most of the 1,500 bills filed never got a hearing.