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Mike Pappas, candidate for New Jersey State Senate, urges legislators to restore full funding for school districts while the State Senate is in session today.
“Ten days ago, the Senate met and considered several measures concerning State aid to school districts. Senator Declan O’Scanlon offered an amendment that would restore full funding but it failed to gain a majority vote. Andrew Zwicker could have supported it but he did not. He says he wants to help this District but when given the chance to do so he just does not,” said Pappas.
“The decisions legislators make reflect their priorities. The State has a $10 billion surplus, yet Sen. Zwicker cannot seize the opportunity to put our school districts ahead of his commitment to his party’s leadership and their expectations of him to vote the party line. If I was a member of the State Senate, I would work overtime to ensure that full funding to our school districts is restored,” said Pappas
“Today is another opportunity for Andrew Zwicker to do the right thing. Let’s see what he does,” concluded Pappas.
Zwicker has been a member of the legislature for many years. Under his watch, Zwicker has allowed a record level of cuts in state education aid. South Brunswick cut $7.9 million; Hillsborough slashed by over $4.4 million, Hunterdon Central lost over $1.1 million. Another 16th District community impacted is Flemington-Raritan Regional.
This is a press release.