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NJEA leader calls 2 percent cap on school spending devastating for students

NJEA leader calls 2 percent cap on school spending devastating for students

Says new measure is lower than historic rate of inflation

Reacting to the final approval of a 2 percent cap on annual property tax hikes and local government and school district spending by the Assembly Monday, New Jersey Education Association President Barbara Keshishian declared, "This is a devastating day for children and public education in New Jersey.''

Keshishian said, "On the heels of more than $1.3 billion in cuts to public education, the Legislature and the governor have put an ill-conceived and shortsighted policy in place that will prevent our public schools from ever climbing out of the hole that has been dug for them by the state.''

Keshishian is head of the statewide teachers' union.

Christie is prepared to sign the cap into law on Tuesday.

"This two percent cap has no basis in reality,'' Keshishian said. "It is lower than the historic rate of inflation, which means that in terms of real dollars, local school funding will decrease each year.

 

N.J. property tax cap passed by Assembly, Christie prepared to sign compromise bill

N.J. property tax cap passed by Assembly, Christie prepared to sign compromise bill
BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
UPDATED

The Assembly Monday voted overwhelmingly in support of bipartisan legislation that sets a 2 percent cap on annual property tax hikes and county and municip...

Tropicana in Atlantic City damaged from small fire

Tropicana in Atlantic City damaged from small fire

Three floors of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic Citysustained smoke and water damage in a small fire on Sunday evening, according to a report by The Press of Atlantic City.

The fire started a...

Moonachie first aid squad’s Franklin Smith charged with assault by auto

Moonachie first aid squad’s Franklin Smith charged with assault by auto

A Moonachie first aid squad lieutenant responding to a call was responsible for a serious motor vehicle accident, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.

Authorities charged Franklin S...

Seaside Heights amusement park hosting relatives of fallen N.J. police officers

Seaside Heights amusement park hosting relatives of fallen N.J. police officers

3rd Law Enforcement Survivors Day set for Tuesday

At least 200 children and adults who lost a member of their family who was a New Jersey police officer in the line of duty will be the guests of Breakw...

Judge orders Sea Bright Beach Club to provide public access to beach

Judge orders Sea Bright Beach Club to provide public access to beachA state Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the state and ordered a Sea Bright beach club to provide public access to the beach in front of the club.

Judge Thomas W. Cavanagh in Freehold issued ...

N.J. Dept. of Education employee killed by out of control SUV near Trenton's Waterfront Park

N.J. Dept. of Education employee killed by out of control SUV near Trenton's Waterfront Park
BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
UPDATED

A state employee died Friday after she was pinned against the state Department of Education building at 100 Riverview Plaza in Trenton at 10:30 a.m. when a...

Bill Palatucci picked to represent N.J. on RNC

Bill Palatucci picked to represent N.J. on RNC

Replaces David Norcross

Bill Palatucci, a longtime New Jersey political operative, has been named to replace David Norcross as the state's Republican national committeeman, state Republican Chairman Ja...

N.J. task force recommends 8 major ways to privatize state government operations

N.J. task force recommends 8 major ways to privatize state government operations

Report identifies more than $200 million in potential savings

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
UPDATED

A task force created to recommend ways to privatize New Jersey's state government operations h...

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