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Revised school funding: Middlesex, Union win big; Ocean, Monmouth lose

In most districts, last-minute cuts to school funding have been shrunk by more than half. But they'd still get less under a plan due to pass Thursday.

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Sen. Jennifer Beck speaks at a Statehouse event, joined by other lawmakers, school officials and the NJEA president. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Sen. Jennifer Beck speaks at a Statehouse event, joined by other lawmakers, school officials and the NJEA president. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Republicans join NJ teachers union to fight ‘catastrophic’ school aid changes

The idea of cutting promised aid to 126 districts prompts an unusual alliance. The Senate president says it's 'pandering' not to trim where enrollments are down.

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New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River school supporters to protest state funding revisions in Trenton

Proposed state school funding alterations, that threaten to drain about $3,300,000 from the Toms River Regional School District every year if approved, spark a Thursday protest at the State House in Trenton.

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Jefferson Awards
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Christie: Dems not ‘politically stupid’ enough to shut government over school aid

Gov. Chris Christie says he confident there will be a budget in place by next week’s deadline despite disagreement about how to proceed over school funding.

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Who wins or loses in NJ school-funding compromise? Find out here

If the Democrats' school-funding compromise gets enacted, 379 districts would share $146M in additional aid but 126 others would absorb cuts of $46M.

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Stephen M. Sweeney
New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (left) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (right) have agreed to a plan to raise NJ's gas tax without Gov. Christie's OK. (AP Images)
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NJ’s top Democrats reach compromise to reallocate school funding

Democratic legislative leaders say they'll add $125 million to school aid and reallocate $46 million more. Any change needs Gov. Chris Christie's cooperation.

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Sen. Paul Sarlo, flaked by advocates from local school districts around New Jersey, speaks outside the Statehouse Annex. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Sen. Paul Sarlo, flaked by advocates from local school districts around New Jersey, speaks outside the Statehouse Annex. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate leader: No state budget unless school aid changed

Unless there are changes to the school-funding formula and additional aid, the Senate won’t pass a state budget, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.

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Budget Address
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Christie’s final budget: ‘Fairness formula’ dead, but push for school aid change lives

Gov. Chris Christie says he'll work with lawmakers for a new school aid formula by June. He warns he'll act alone if that fails, but his leverage isn't clear.

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Poll finds NJ residents want Christie to widen his priorities

A new Quinnipiac University Poll finds New Jersey residents care about affordable housing and public school funding.

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Gov. Chris Christie holds a Candlelight Vigil for Addiction and Recovery at the Statehouse
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An embattled Christie finds common cause in battling drug addiction

These days, if Gov. Chris Christie has a public event, odds are it's about spotlighting addiction-recovery services. Wednesday's was a Statehouse candlelight vigil.

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