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Senator Mike Doherty Senator Mike Doherty (R-23)
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Contact: Brad Schnure / (609) 847-3600
February 27, 2012
Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in North Plainfield to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/1

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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 North Plainfield to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1 at the North Plainfield Community Center at 7 p.m.

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.

Who: Senator Michael Doherty
What: Town Hall meeting on the “Fair School Funding” plan
When: Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, NJ 07063

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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