In his “state of the state” address in Nashua yesterday, Gov. John Lynch announced a renewed push for commuter rail service and education funding. The Nashua Telegraph has the story, but New Hampshire Public Radio intern Tina Forbes has pulled these points to whet your palate:
- Lynch criticized the state Executive Council for turning down $3.6 million of federal aid to complete studies on a commuter rail service from Boston to Nashua.
- The governor emphasized the $50 million in cuts to state universities and colleges, passed last year, force schools to accept more out-of-state students to balance their budgets.
- The effects of the cuts are evident, as Lynch noted 61 percent of the incoming freshmen class at the University of New Hampshire are out-of-state students.
Read more at the Nashua Telegraph.