StateImpact: Getting By, Getting Ahead: Merrimack Valley teacher wrestles with life after layoff
Jillian and nearly 140 other teachers were handed pink slips last May after a long budget stand-off between the city and the teachers’ union. It’s a familiar story in the Merrimack Valley, home to New Hampshire’s state government and its largest cities. Since the economic downturn, the region has felt the brunt of deep cuts to state and local governments, as well as layoffs of public employees.
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