Dan Feltes on Education
Urge employers to pay off part of employees' student debt
Q: Support lower interest on student loans or forgiving them?
Dan Feltes: Yes. Co-sponsored bill to encourage employers to pay off part of employees' student debt. Co-sponsored SB529, a workforce development student debt relief program.
Chris Sununu: Yes. In 2019 called for diverting scholarship funds for student debt relief, a plan rejected in the legislature. In 2020 supports SB529, a related plan.
Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race
, Nov 3, 2020
No community college salary increase when there are layoffs
Feltes co-sponsored NH SB761; Introduced 2/26/2020:
This act shall be known as the Community College Transparency and Accountability in Budgeting Act.
Source: BillTrack50 on New Hampshire legislative voting records
, Feb 26, 2020
- The rate of annual growth in the budget of the system office of the community college system
shall not be greater than the rate of growth of the budget of any institution in the community college system.
- There shall be no salary increases for any employee in the system office of the community college system in any year in which there is a
layoff at any institution in the community college system for budgetary reasons.
- An annual report shall be posted on the community college system's public website containing: The number of full-time and part-time faculty at each institution in the
community college system;
- Enrollment numbers for each institution in the community college system;
- The amount of the biennial state appropriation for the community college system that has been distributed to each institution.
Support existing charter schools, not fund new ones
A legislative budget oversight committee, for the third time in the past three months, set aside a federal grant to nearly double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire.
Feltes said he'd support a grant to give more help to existing charter schools that are struggling but creating new ones is not productive.
Source: Union Leader on 2020 New Hampshire Governor race
, Jan 10, 2020
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