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The Exchange

Education Funding Amendment Redux

Ben McLeod
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Governor Lynch’s newest amendment, which aims to give the legislature more elbow room to pay for education, has surprised, angered and pleased law makers on both sides of the aisle. This is the third amendment proposed this year after the House and Senate each passed versions of their own. Lawmakers on the right are displeased with Lynch's legal word choice, lawmakers on the left don't want an amendment at all, but there are those who think a compromise is possible.


  • Rep. Lynn Ober: Republican Representative from Hudson and Chair of the Education Funding Reform Committee.
  • Rep. David Campbell: Democratic Representative from Nashua
  • Rep. Christine Hamm: Democratic Representative from Hopkinton