NJ Lawmakers reach $171M deal on school funding

TRENTON — Top Democratic lawmakers who have been pushing competing plans to repair education funding in New Jersey said Wednesday they have agreed to a deal that would increase state funding by $125 million. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) said their plan that would add $100 million in new K-12… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie asks Supreme Court to revisit landmark Abbott ruling

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is asking the state Supreme Court to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke case that redefined school funding and to give the state education chief power to bypass laws and bargaining agreements that protect veteran teachers, the governor’s office announced Thursday. In a legal filing by Attorney General Christopher Porrino, the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie asks Supreme Court to revisit landmark Abbott ruling