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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Morris County School Aid Cuts Proposed by Murphy Will Deepen Property Tax Crisis

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Trio of Morris County School Districts Will Have State Aid Slashed by $3.6 Million

Senator Anthony M. Bucco warned that $3.6 million of cuts in State aid to a trio of Morris County school districts proposed by Governor Phil Murphy will deepen New Jersey’s property tax crisis and drive more families from the Garden State.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco warned that $3.6 million of cuts in State aid to a trio of Morris County school districts by Governor Phil Murphy will deepen New Jersey’s property tax crisis. (Pixabay)

“In a year when New Jersey will be spending record amounts on education, I’m extremely concerned that Governor Murphy is targeting some school districts in Morris County for major reductions in State aid,” said Bucco (R-25). “The governor’s cuts to local school funding will deepen our property tax crisis and drive more of our families to move to more affordable states.”

The Murphy Administration released school aid data this week to show how the education funding he proposed as part of his FY 2021 State Budget proposal will be distributed to school districts across New Jersey.

Despite the governor’s plan to increase overall K-12 school aid by $333 million to more than $9 billion, he has proposed cutting school funding to Roxbury Twp. by $1.56 million, Randolph Twp. by $1.15 million, and Washington Twp. (Morris) by more than $900,000.

“Governor Murphy is again asking Morris County families to pay more while returning less of the tax dollars we send to Trenton back to our schools,” added Bucco. “At the same time, he’s freezing State aid to municipalities while pension and benefit costs are rising. I’m worried that the governor’s budget is a real double-whammy of bad news that’s going to drive up property tax bills for many of our families next year.”

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