Archive for Tag: restore school funding

School funding and property tax cuts can go hand in hand, but not under Murphy’s spending plan, say GOP assemblymen

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee rejected Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that increased school funding in his $53.1 billion budget equates to property tax relief, and endorsed a GOP plan (A5253) to tap into income tax revenue to fully fund schools and ease the burden...

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Murphy’s school funding announcement falls short again, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s sign in front of the podium at his press conference today said “fully funding our public schools.” However, despite the optics, schools are still underfunded. Nearly 150 schools are under their formula-defined adequacy level of funding, and almost all that are above their...

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Fully fund schools and cut taxes? Assembly Education Committee GOP members say yes

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly Education Committee echoed the call to raise the bar on state aid for schools that leads to lower property taxes. Assembly GOP Leader John DiMaio on Wednesday unveiled a plan to fully fund schools and then require local governments to lower property...

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