NEWPORT — A forum hosted by the Sullivan County delegation brought out residents and school officials Tuesday night, most of whom urged lawmakers to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget veto to ensure most county school districts receive the state aid for education approved by the Legislature.
The $13 billion, two-year budget passed both the House and Senate without Republican support.
According to Kathy Hubert of Newport, who has been active with a progressive statewide advocacy group working to revamp the way New Hampshire funds public education, more than $11 million would go to school districts in Sullivan County under the budget passed by Democrats in the New Hampshire Legislature. That includes $5.9 million to Claremont, $2.6 million to Newport and $2 million to Charlestown. But education