|6-28-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--As Shutdown Clock Ticks, Murphy and Dem Leaders Duel Over Budget Plans
Legislative leaders want taxes on short-term summer rentals, boost in realty-transfer tax, but Murphy’s millionaires tax and increase in state sales tax still nowhere to be seen
Legislative leaders put a few new suggestions for tax hikes on the table yesterday in a compromise offer to Gov. Phil Murphy as they try to agree on new revenue streams for the fiscal 2019 budget. They’re hoping these proposals will help end an ongoing deadlock over the state’s next budget that’s playing out just days before the deadline for a government shutdown.
John Reitmeyer | June 28, 2018
NJ Public Unions Vow to Stand Up to U.S. Supreme Court Janus Ruling
Union leaders, Democratic lawmakers remain uncowed by decision to strip public-sector unions of right to collect ‘fair-share’ fees from nonmembers who benefit from negotiated contracts
Colleen O'Dea | June 28, 2018
Star Ledger—Opinion: I'm an NJEA member: With Supreme Court ruling, now I can use money from union dues on what I want
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Mark Janus, a child support specialist in Illinois who felt that his free speech rights were violated by mandatory dues payments to his local union.
Cody D. Miller| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Updated Jun 27, 11:36 AM; Posted Jun 27, 11:16 AM
The Record--Supreme Court deals blow to NJ's public unions, setting up battle with conservatives
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to organized labor Wednesday when it reversed a 41-year-old precedent allowing unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join.
The long-awaited ruling in Janus v. AFSCME threatens a key source of support that has bolstered public-sector unions politically and financially in more than 20 states, including New Jersey, even as union membership in the private sector has fallen to historic lows.
Nicholas Pugliese, NorthJersey Published 10:52 a.m. ET June 27, 2018 | Updated 6:09 p.m. ET June 27, 2018
Education Week--Justice Kennedy Retiring From High Court, Had Deep Imprint in Education Arena
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a highly influential moderate-conservative at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court for three decades who wrote major opinions on race, religion, and other areas of public education, announced his retirement on Wednesday, just hours after the court closed out its 2017-18 term.
Mark Walsh| June 27, 2018
Garden State Coalition of Schools