Farmington state rep says he’s not racist

A Farmington state representative says allegations that he made racist remarks during a House Education Committee session are “ridiculous” and categorically false.

Rep. Joe Pitre, R-Farmington, came under fire on social media after a June 9 committee debate on school voucher legislation. Public education advocacy group Reaching Higher New Hampshire tweeted during that session that Pitre claimed the proposal, Senate Bill 193, could be funded using the money spent on “black children and Latinos.” |More…

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