Archive for Tag: school funding

GOP leaders push for tax cut package in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to surging state revenues and record-high inflation, Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assembly Budget Officer Hal Wirths on Tuesday announced a four-point plan that would provide residents immediate relief in this year’s state budget and achieve sustainable tax reforms. “Taxpayers can’t wait for...

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How true is Murphy’s claim that additional school aid provides property tax relief? It’s disingenuous, GOP lawmaker reveals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger challenged Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that every dollar in additional state aid goes to property tax relief at a legislative budget hearing with acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on April 11.  WATCH: Data doesn’t backup Murphy’s property-tax claims on school funding “Governor Murphy...

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New Jersey students suffering learning loss left out of Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly budget hearing on Monday, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf pressed acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on the administration’s spending and lesson plans to address students’ two-year learning loss. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has largely failed to dedicate funding to learning loss...

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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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School funding in budget isn’t enough, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn doesn’t want Gov. Phil Murphy to get away with underfunding schools and possibly putting federal funding in jeopardy. She says Murphy should fully fund schools, his constitutional duty, immediately. “We have a teacher shortage, skyrocketing bus contracts, and student mental health problems and...

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Newly elected GOP lawmakers glad Murphy’s school funding cuts will be returned to LD11 schools

TRENTON, N.J. – A week ago the federal Department of Education sent a letter to the Murphy administration requiring them to return funding to school districts that faced cuts despite being high poverty or high need districts. Assemblywomen-elect Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno said they are glad Murphy’s feet...

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DePhillips has answer for Murphy’s charade on property tax relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says the bursting budget surplus should be used to fully fund schools. While Murphy has been non-committal about how the $10.1 billion surplus in fiscal year 2021 will be used, the state has a constitutional obligation that must be fulfilled. “The surplus needs...

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Peterson slams Education Department for miscalculating school aid

CLINTON, N.J. – The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021’s school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school...

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Bergen calls on Gov. Murphy to fight for schoolchildren and fix funding

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed spending plan has nearly 200 school districts across the state losing $155 million in aid. Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who represents parts of Morris and Somerset counties as part of the 25th legislative district, which is losing more than $3.7 million, wants...

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DeCroce, Dunn renew call for audit after Murphy adds millions to education spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Aura Dunn today renewed a call for an audit of all school funding in New Jersey in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to add $336 million more to K-12 school spending and $83 million more in pre-K dollars. The two Assemblywomen...

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