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Senator Mike Doherty Senator Mike Doherty (R-23)
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November 16, 2011
Doherty Announces Senator O’Toole Joins “Fair School Funding Plan” As a Sponsor

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that Senator Kevin O’Toole will join him as a co-sponsor of SCR-162, “The Fair School Funding Act.” Doherty said:

“I am pleased that Senator O’Toole agreed to join me in seeking a more equitable school funding formula by co-sponsoring the ‘Fair School Funding Plan.’ With Senator O’Toole’s sponsorship, the resolution enjoys unanimous support among the Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

“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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