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This is a press release from Senator Kristin Corrado regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to table consideration of Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Mary Bennett to the State Board of Education. This is the second time Bennett’s nomination has been pulled from the Committee’s agenda. Originally Bennett was designated a “no-interview” candidate and Committee members raised objections. For the full story on Bennett, see here.
Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40), the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the nomination of Mary Bennett to the State Board of Education was pulled from consideration at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting:
“We’re thankful that Chairman Stack has been willing to listen to Republican concerns about Mary Bennett, which resulted in the consideration of her nomination to the State Board of Education being removed from the agenda of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
“Given recent controversies surrounding the State Board of Education in recent years, Republicans believe all nominees to the board must be required to appear before the Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation process to provide testimony and answer direct questions from members.”