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New Jersey High Court Seeks Evidence on School Cuts (by Gov. Christie)
BusinessWeek ^ | 01/13/2011 | David Voreacos

Posted on 01/13/2011 3:46:48 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan

The New Jersey Supreme Court appointed a judge to gather more evidence to help it decide whether Governor Chris Christie unlawfully cut $1 billion in school aid during a budget crisis.

Superior Court Judge Peter Doyne will hold a hearing to gather facts and make conclusions of law on whether the cutbacks violated a funding formula for students in the poorest districts, the court ruled today.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: budgetdeficit; chrischristie; newjersey

1 posted on 01/13/2011 3:46:52 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hey Christie, if you want our support stop making nice with obama and the rats. They’ll turn on you every time.v


2 posted on 01/13/2011 3:50:02 PM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

The concern here is that the courts overrule the will of the people (to cut taxes). What is the point of electing a hatchet-man if his cuts are deemed “illegal”?

Christie has already exposed more of the socialist filth that is NJ than any ten governors combined...


3 posted on 01/13/2011 3:54:11 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: BuckeyeTexan

LOL!

New Jersey is practically bankrupt and the Demoncrats are wondering if BUDGET CUTS are lawful?

LOL!!!

What illegal drugs are they addicted to?


4 posted on 01/13/2011 3:57:24 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This is one to watch.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 3:58:20 PM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: kearnyirish2
The left has built a closed system. Leftwing lawmakers extort the money from taxpayers; judges, themselves on the public dole, rule any attempt to cut spending illegal.

Isn't that called 'conflict of interest'?

6 posted on 01/13/2011 3:59:21 PM PST by skeeter
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To: kearnyirish2

Changing the state constitution to read “adequate education” rather than “thorough and efficient” education would probably be a step in the right direction, but unfortunately, we voted to keep “thorough and efficent” several years ago, before we knew they were going to throw billions of dollars with absolutely no improvement down a rat hole.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 4:00:45 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: skeeter

No. It’s called SOP.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 4:02:30 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: nmh

When the courts rule to put the funding back even though there is none, as a solution take the entire judicial budget away from them and give it to the schools. Fine, the judges can work for free.


9 posted on 01/13/2011 4:05:20 PM PST by blackdog
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To: kearnyirish2

I understand he’s done some really good things so far but today he was out there singing obamas praises. He can’t afford to lose his supporters on the right or the rats will eat him alive if he shows weakness.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 4:06:06 PM PST by jersey117
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To: BuckeyeTexan

For shi** sake!

It is the WEALTHIER districts that get screwed. They pay more taxes each year and get LESS? WHY? Becuase there is a state formula that requires POORER districts to be SUBSIZED by the wealthier ones. Wealthier districts have to practically BEG for a new roof! Wealthier districts don’t have near the RESOURCES that the POORER ones have and still the DOPES in the POORER DISTRICTS DROP OUT, KILL PEOPLE ad get hooked on drugs evn more than they did BEFORE this funding formula came about.

The truth is, you can throw as much money as you want at these kids. They are NOT INTERESTED IN LEARNING! It’s a ghetto CULTURAL thing. If mom is strung out on drugs or a prostitute and IF there is a dad around they don’t care.

Just recently the CEO for Facebook gave Newark, a real shi^hole 100 million dollars for the PUBLIC schools there. Instead of beefing up schools that the few that want to learn are in Newark, they were denied. Any kid that WANTS to learn in this pis*hole goes to a Charter or a private school. So they DENY them the money and waste it on those who are flunking out of the Newark public school. It’s a crime.

Newark Mayor Booker says Facebook CEO’s $100M donation will not be used for private-school vouchers

Published: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 6:55 PM Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010, 3:28 PM

Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to Newark, New Jersey’s struggling school district won’t be used to fund private-school vouchers and may result in some school closings, Mayor Cory Booker said.

Booker, joined by Zuckerberg, 26, and Governor Chris Christie, said he wants his city to become the “first example of a public school turnaround and” the overhaul may lead to the shuttering of some city schools.

“Everything’s on the table,” he said today at a press conference in Newark.

...

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/newark_mayor_booker_says_faceb.html

Naturally that 100 MILLION DOLLARS will NOT be deducted from the New Jersey state redistribution of money to the
“poorer” school districts. ALl that has happened in more money is flushed down the toilet and UNIONS benefit from it.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 4:07:43 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: blackdog

LOL!

They forgot about this:

TechCrunch Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On $100 Million Education Donation

Michael Arrington Sep 24, 2010

http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/24/techcrunch-interview-with-mark-zuckerberg-on-100-million-education-donation/

Will the Demoncrats be DEDUCTING the 100 MILLION from their “formula”? Or should we have forgotten about that?


12 posted on 01/13/2011 4:10:48 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

“What illegal drugs are they addicted to?’’. The most addicting one of all:Unbridled power. Democrats and the unions have owned my state for so long they really think they can do anything. And for all his pr and bluster Christie hasn’t done squat.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 4:29:06 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: nmh

In Texas we called it the Robinhood plan. You’re correct that it’s the wealthy districts who are robbed. It’s nothing more than redistribution of wealth. And you’re also correct that it’s a waste of money because the poorer districts don’t put the money to good use.

The parents and students in those districts don’t care about education needs. They care about sports scholarships or not getting in trouble with the state for truancy violations. If they care about education at all, the parents work two and three jobs to send their kids to privat/good schools or use a friend’s address in a wealthier district.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 4:40:17 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; All

Remember, there’s a war of sorts between Christie and the NJSC, because he just recently refused to reappoint a sitting justice, so the presiding judge filled the vacancy on his own...


15 posted on 01/13/2011 4:53:37 PM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Cut the salary of state judges.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 5:06:31 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: skeeter

Absolutely; that is why taxpaying Jerseyans are fleeing to states that still have a WASP ethic...


17 posted on 01/13/2011 6:28:19 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: goldi

NJ hasn’t had “thorough and efficient” education in decades; that is illegal as well (and not just in Abbott districts, which I believe are at the center of this suit).


18 posted on 01/13/2011 6:29:50 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: jersey117

He is as anti-socialist as they come; I see a difference between respect for an office and spinelessness. Is there anything about either Obama or Christie that would lead you to believe they could ever stand each other? If Christie is polite while he dismantles one of the most corrupt, socialist machines in the US, I can accept that. I assure you that the people upset with Christie voted for Obama.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 6:32:34 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: jersey117

“Hey Christie, if you want our support stop making nice with obama and the rats. They’ll turn on you every time.v”

Forget it...between guns, immigration, and now Sarah, Christie is cutting his own path. We conservatives should watch and enjoy (especially regarding the teachers), but any hope of him being one of us is futile.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 6:33:54 PM PST by BobL
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To: BuckeyeTexan

25k per student spent in Newark and 31k in Asbury Park.

Christie gave his home town of Mendham $0 in State aid.

Libs are still mad.

You know what...if State gubmint would have spent 30k/yr on me I would have achieved my life long goal....to play left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys.


21 posted on 01/13/2011 8:28:27 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

N.J. Gov. Christie meets with Mitt Romney at governor’s mansion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2663132/posts

Muslim Picked for New Jersey Bench [Gov. Chris Christie appointee]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2657006/posts

Gov. Christie signs ‘Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights’ (more “gay rights” laws)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2652399/posts

Half Cocked: Chris Christie Won’t Fight for Gun Rights
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2649169/posts


22 posted on 01/29/2011 10:18:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not fan of Christie. I like his fiscal mgmt decisions, but otherwise, he’s not anything special.


23 posted on 01/29/2011 12:30:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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