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2-16-16 State Budget FY2016-2017 and Related Education Issues in the News

NJ SPOTLIGHT - THE LIST: WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN FOR IN GOVERNOR’S BUDGET ADDRESS TODAY...What will Christie propose to deal with state pensions, transportation funding, taxes and other pressing fiscal issues?    (re: School Aid) ‘…At just under $13 billion, the amount of money the state devotes to K-12 education makes up well over a third of total spending. That includes direct formula aid to school districts, but also includes funds for charter schools and non-public schools and even teacher pensions. For years, though, the Christie administration has provided only flat direct aid to schools…

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/15/the-list-what-to-watch-and-listen-for-in-governor-s-budget-address-today/?utm_source=NJ+Spotlight++Master+List&utm_campaign=d0bc545593-Daily_Digest2_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d26f473a7-d0bc545593-398607065#

JOHN REITMEYER | FEBRUARY 16, 2016

 

The Record – N.J. budget dance kicks off: Christie, lawmakers need to make deal

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-budget-dance-kicks-off-christie-lawmakers-need-to-make-deals-1.1512555

BY SALVADOR RIZZO  STATE HOUSE BUREAU |  THE RECORD, FEB 15, 2016, 8:31 PM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB15, 2016, 9:37 PM

 

Star Ledger - Christie returns to N.J. for budget speech: What lawmakers want him to say

(Re:) EDUCATION   '...Prieto said he hopes Christie will offer funding solutions for the whole spectrum of education in New Jersey, from pre-k to higher education…Prieto said he'd also like to see more money for underfunded school districts. K-12 education is underfunded by more than $1 billion a year, and aid that can be used for classroom instruction is lower than it was a decade ago, when adjusted for inflation...'

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  on Feb 16, 2016 at 7:20 AM, updated Feb 16, 2016 at 8:24 AM

 

NJ SPOTLIGHT - ASSEMBLYWOMAN: USE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FUNDS TO EXPAND PRESCHOOL OFFERINGS  ‘Legislation would allocate $110M more for pre-K programs in over 100 lower-income districts…While the focus today in Trenton will be on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposals for dealing with state pension payments and the depleted Transportation Trust Fund, state Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex and Morris) wants to take $110 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund and use that money to expand pre-K programs around the state…’

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/15/assemblywoman-use-property-tax-relief-funds-to-expand-preschool-offerings/?utm_source=NJ+Spotlight++Master+List&utm_campaign=d0bc545593-Daily_Digest2_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d26f473a7-d0bc545593-398607065

NJTV NEWS | FEBRUARY 16, 2016


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