Archive for Tag: S2

Sauickie pushes for school funding solutions with omnibus bill package

TRENTON, N.J. — Carrying on the work of the late Assemblyman Ron Dancer, newly seated Assemblyman Alex Sauickie has taken up many of his predecessor’s bills that address the devastating effects of school funding losses under the funding formula law known as S2. “‘Loss’ is a word that should...

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Stop phoning in tax relief gimmicks, DiMaio says

TRENTON, N.J. – Reminiscent of the impossibility of reaching a live human being at unemployment or motor vehicles during the pandemic, New Jersey residents now can’t get through to Gov. Phil Murphy’s new ANCHOR property tax savings hotline that supposedly went live this week. Homeowners have complained of calling...

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Children need more ABCs, less S-E-X, amid learning loss, inequitable funding slashes

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools must be fully funded and return to a rigorous focus on academics to combat learning loss, Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner said. With the state’s Start Strong assessment showing significant learning loss as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pandemic lockdown policies, their call...

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Murphy gets an F on school aid proposal, LD10 legislators say

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy gets a failing grade on his state school aid proposal, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. Once again, Brick and Toms River school districts find themselves facing massive aid cuts while the governor’s funding formula favors a handful...

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Upcoming budget address predictable, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – The unprecedented two-week delay Gov. Phil Murphy requested to deliver his budget message won’t change the result much according to Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Assembly Republican budget officer. “Murphy will possibly announce three or four billion dollars in unexpected revenue because he and the Democrats have...

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