An editorial in the Nashua Telegraph calls for the legislature to sustain the governor’s veto of three bad bills: photo voter ID, school vouchers and medical malpractice reform.
Photo ID (SB 289)
Is the history of voter fraud here so pervasive – if it exists at all – that it merits consciously making it more difficult for some residents to vote on Election Day? For lawmakers, the answer should be a resounding no.
Education tax credits (HB 1607 and SB 372)
[N]o matter how you disguise it, you are taking money now supporting public schools and diverting it to private and religious schools, leaving cities and towns to make up the difference.
Early offer malpractice (SB 406)
The legislation is tilted so far in favor of the medical community — the maximum award would be $117,000 for a death — that it’s hard to believe it got this far even with overwhelming GOP majorities in both chambers.
The legislature convenes tomorrow to vote on the governor’s vetoes.