Hearings On N.J. School Funding Begin Monday

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State Superior Court Judge Peter Doyne will begin hearing testimony on Monday about whether Gov. Chris Christie was within his constitutional rights last year when he cut aid to local schools by about $1 billion.

Doyne was appointed by the State Supreme Court to help determine whether the cuts violated the state’s obligation to fully fund a formula for distributing money to districts.

The Christie administration said the cuts, though painful, were needed because to balance the budget.

The Education Law Center, a group that advocates for students, challenged the cuts.

The hearings are expected to last a couple of weeks. Doyne is supposed to report back to the justices by March 31.

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  • Terri

    if you didn’t want Gov. Christie as your Nj Governer, your shoulda voted.! Simple as that. He said what he would do, thats what happens when you don’t VOTE !

    It’s one thing to remove the state’s debt but, it’s another to cut children and other areas that still need help. Children look to their parents or Guardian to expand their future. Keep this in mind the next time you vote in every election.

  • Paul N

    Governor Bully strikes again, only 3 more years before this simpleton is defeated.

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