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2-16-07 CORZINE signs mandate legislation - Star Ledger article
Corzine keeps patriotic holidays in the public school classrooms Friday, February 16, 2007 Star-Ledger Staff Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed a bill yesterday that would continue the teaching of Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day and Commodore Barry Day in New Jersey public schools. The bill, designed to eliminate a variety of unnecessary mandates imposed upon schools, includes recommendations made by the governor when he conditionally vetoed the original version on Jan. 29. The original bill was criticized by veterans groups because it would have eliminated the requirement that schools teach about Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Corzine responded by returning those holidays and several others. The bill was intended to reduce property taxes by eliminating costly mandates on schools. The bill (A-17) was sponsored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) and Sen. John Adler (D-Camden).

Corzine keeps patriotic holidays in the public school classrooms Friday, February 16, 2007 Star-Ledger Staff Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed a bill yesterday that would continue the teaching of Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day and Commodore Barry Day in New Jersey public schools. The bill, designed to eliminate a variety of unnecessary mandates imposed upon schools, includes recommendations made by the governor when he conditionally vetoed the original version on Jan. 29. The original bill was criticized by veterans groups because it would have eliminated the requirement that schools teach about Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Corzine responded by returning those holidays and several others. The bill was intended to reduce property taxes by eliminating costly mandates on schools. The bill (A-17) was sponsored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) and Sen. John Adler (D-Camden).

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