Concord, NH - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement applauding Governor Chris Sununu for directing Granite State schools back to full-time, in-person schooling 5 days a week:
"Governor Chris Sununu has put students and families first by getting our Granite State students back to classrooms full-time," said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. "As we continue to work our way out of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Sununu’s leadership will continue to put Granite Staters first. Today’s announcement should be welcomed and celebrated by all Granite Staters, and I applaud Governor Sununu for taking this critical step. Getting our students back in school 5 days a week is a phenomenal milestone that is only possible due to the leadership of Governor Sununu and his team."
Concord, NH - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding Senator Tom Sherman's unwarranted attacks on New Hampshire's vaccination progress:
“Shame on State Senator Tom Sherman for once again prioritizing low-risk, out-of-state college students over vulnerable Granite State residents. The process for getting a vaccine in New Hampshire has not changed since it began — you must be a resident to receive a vaccine. Under Governor Sununu’s leadership, NH has led the way in opening up vaccine eligibility in New England. Just like Vermont and Maine, NH is prioritizing residents over students, and it’s time Senator Sherman side with his own constituents over Dartmouth College students who will go home to New York City in just a few short weeks.”
Concord, NH - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement after State Senate Republicans advanced SB 130-FN, relative to education freedom accounts:
"Today marks a big win for expanding education opportunities here in New Hampshire," said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. "Granite State Students and their families should join me in applauding our Republican Senate for advancing education freedom accounts via SB 130-FN. Education freedom accounts provide families with broader educational opportunities when it comes to school choice. A recent study by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy showed that the bill will save New Hampshire taxpayers over $6.5 million within the first two years of its implementation. Thank you to Senate President Morse and the Senate Republican Caucus for advancing this critical policy - under Republican leadership, Granite State students are closer to receiving crucial financial support to pursue an education that works best for them. We urge all legislators - Republicans and Democrats - to reject the teacher unions' lies about this legislation and put students first by supporting education freedom accounts this year."