The most important question now is: will the 2014 budget reflect the payment due to ASUU even if the lecturers accept the offered half-loaf? If it does not, ASUUs return to the campuses will be short-lived. They will be out again in 2014. Finally, the Finance Minister has probably antagonized the one group every public office holder should avoid at all costs. University dons are not only articulate, they are the most vocal group in the country and the most influential opinion molders. Henceforth, they will cease every opportunity to cut her down to size.
Then it is up to them and the governor to live within the budget, he reasons. Morse will assume the Senate presidency Tuesday when Peter Bragdon relinquishes control amid criticism for taking a new job as executive director of the Local Government Center . Morse won the unanimous support of GOP senators last week, assuring him of the majority needed http://www.firstfinancialuk.com to replace Bragdon, of Milford. Morse said he admires how smoothly the Senate operated under Bragdon. He said he's also reaching out to past Senate presidents for tips on how to manage the 24-member chamber. "There's no text book on how to run the Senate presidency," he said. He doesn't expect to make many changes but wants to talk to people after Tuesday's vote about issues including whether New Hampshire should expand Medicaid to an estimated 49,000 poor adults and where to find revenue for highway improvements.