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Senator Mike Doherty Senator Mike Doherty (R-23)
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Contact: Brad Schnure / (609) 847-3600
February 17, 2012
Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Scotch Plains on 2/21 to Present Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in Scotch Plains to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.

Who: Senator Michael Doherty
What: Town Hall meeting on the “Fair School Funding” plan
When: Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotch Plains Municipal Building, Council Chamber, 430 Park Ave.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

The Fair School Funding plan, proposed by Doherty, would replace the current flawed funding formula with a fair, simple and transparent formula that would provide every child in the state with an equal share of state education aid, regardless of where they live.

Doherty’s plan, which would be enacted through a constitutional amendment that must be approved by voters, would significantly increase state school aid to the majority of school districts in the state and result in lower property taxes for their residents.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. For more information contact the office of Senator Doherty at (908) 835-0552.

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