Archive for Tag: school funding

Sauickie calls on governor to fully fund all NJ public schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools in Assemblyman Alex Sauickie’s legislative district have been ravaged by state aid cuts under the state’s school funding formula, popularly known as S2. They have been forced to slash staff and programs while other districts saw their state aid balloon. If taxpayers in his district thought...

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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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McGuckin calls on Murphy to reverse school funding cuts in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – Long-time critic of Gov. Phil Murphy’s school funding formula, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin is calling on Murphy to reverse plans to cut nearly $240 million from districts to pay for the $10.75 billion for schools in his proposed budget. “Increased funding for schools shouldn’t come at the...

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School funding and property tax relief bill introduced by Assembly Republicans

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans introduced legislation Monday (A5253) that would increase the state’s school funding obligations and lower property taxes by using state income tax revenue, which can more than pay for the plan without taking money from the surplus. The plan was dropped the day before Gov. Phil...

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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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Change in education funding would lower property taxes, GOP leader and groups say

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to unveil his new state budget proposal next week, Assembly Republicans announced plans to fully fund schools while also lowering property taxes alongside business leaders at the Statehouse Wednesday. “It’s time the state put money where its mouth is,” said Assembly...

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VIDEO: Fact-checkers find Murphy’s claim more school aid leads to lower property taxes to be false

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy has increased school funding each year, yet school taxes have increased by over $1.1 billion since he took office. Assembly Republicans fact-check the governor’s claim that more school funding equals lower property taxes in the latest episode of “<Three.”  WATCH: How true is...

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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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