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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GOP lawmakers slam Murphy administration for slashing school funding

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Samuel Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton slammed Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration for, once again, proposing funding cuts to schools across the state, including those represented by the lawmakers in Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The lawmakers received an email from the Department...

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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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Dancer and Clifton announce increased funding for Ocean, Monmouth County schools

TRENTON, N.J. – The N.J. Department of Education is slated to release more than $11.5 million in aid to four school districts in Ocean and Monmouth counties, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton announced Thursday. The lawmakers, who were outspoken critics of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to cut millions...

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Dancer calls on governor to use surplus to avoid school aid cuts

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools that saw a reduction in state aid can apply for stabilization grants through the New Jersey Department of Education. Assemblyman Ron Dancer applauds Gov. Phil Murphy for offering $50 million in such grants to help impacted districts adjust to their new funding levels and rehire...

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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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