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March 29, 2023
VIDEO: Gov. Murphy Is Slashing School Funding While Spending Millions on Pork

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Governor Phil Murphy wants to slash $150 million of aid to nearly 200 school districts.

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That’s despite having a $10 billion surplus and spending hundreds of millions on political pork.

After blowback from parents and teachers, scared Democrat legislators agreed to restore some funding.

But they blocked a Republican amendment by Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) to restore 100%.

Republicans warned the cuts would lead to teacher layoffs, lost programs, and property tax increases.

“Trenton Democrats have made clear that this partial restoration of funding is intended to do just enough to protect vulnerable Democrat legislators through Election Day and nothing more,” said Senator Michael Testa (R-1).

“There are hundreds of millions of dollars of pork in the budget, in addition to the $10 billion surplus, that could be better spent protecting our schools from unnecessary cuts that will lead to teacher layoffs,” Senator O’Scanlon added.

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