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Senator Mike Doherty Senator Mike Doherty (R-23)
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June 24, 2011
Doherty Announces Three Colleagues Join “Fair School Funding Act” As Co-Sponsors

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee, announced today that three of his colleagues on the Committee have agreed to sponsor SCR-162, “The Fair School Funding Act.” Senate Republican Budget Officer Tony Bucco and Senators Oroho and Pennacchio, also members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, signed onto the bill yesterday.

“I am pleased that three of my colleagues on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee have agreed to join me in seeking a more equitable school funding formula by co-sponsoring the ‘Fair School Funding Act.’

“‘The Fair School Funding Act’ is a proposed constitutional amendment that will forever remove the State Supreme Court from decisions on how we fund our schools. The proposed constitutional amendment will provide equal school aid for each student, regardless of where the student resides. New Jersey needs to establish a fair, simple, transparent, and straightforward educational funding formula that takes the income tax fund and distributes the fund equally to each student.

“I look forward to receiving more support for this common-sense education reform from those who care about New Jersey and the education that our children are receiving.”

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