Assembly Budget

The Assembly Budget Committee reviews the Governor’s proposed budget plan and crafts the Legislature’s appropriations bill, the state’s annual fiscal spending law.
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Video: Singleton on Concerns about Continued Slow Pace of Sandy Recovery

Assemblyman Troy Singleton Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) on Wednesday discusses concerns about the continued slow pace of Sandy recovery. His comments came after the Assembly Budget Committee questioned the Department of Community Affairs about Sandy recovery.

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Assembly Budget Committee to Review Budget Plans with Department of Community Affairs, Department of Corrections and State Parole Board

The Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will review proposed spending plans for the Department of Community Affairs, Department of Corrections and the State Parole Board.

The Department of Community Affairs budget plan will be reviewed at 10 a.m. The Department of Corrections and State Parole Board budget plan will be reviewed at 2 p.m...

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Video: Schaer Questions Christie School Security Aid Cut

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Christie cutting $7.5 million for nonpublic school security aid out of the proposed state budget.

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Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding concerns throughout New Jersey.

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding concerns throughout New Jersey.

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Videos: Singleton Questions State Education Officials about Inadequate School Funding under Gov. Christie

Assemblyman Troy Singleton Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding under Gov. Christie.

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Video: Burzichelli Questions Acting Education Commissioner on Inadequate School Funding under Gov. Christie

Assemblyman John Burzichelli Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) questions the acting state education commissioner during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding under Gov. Christie.

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Video: Wimberly Questions Education Officials about Governor Short-Changing Schools in Paterson and Throughout N.J.

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen) questions the state Department of Education during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Christie short-changing schools in Paterson and throughout New Jersey.

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Schaer: 'Gov. Christie has left school funding in untenable situation'

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) released the following statement Monday after the budget panel met with the Department of Education to discuss inadequate school funding throughout New Jersey:

"Everyone recognizes the need to fix school funding throughout New Jersey, but it's unfortunate that we're starting from such a difficult place after 8 years of Gov. Christie's budgets short-changing school districts. Gov. Christie has left school funding in an untenable situation..."

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Wimberly: State Takeovers are Failed Operation, Returning Control to Districts Underfunded and Understaffed is Setting Students Up for Failure

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) decries Education Commissioner's testimony on the Fairness Funding Formula and state takeovers at Assembly Budget hearing:

"Even if we (Paterson) are on a path to local control, we are on a path to failure. State takeovers are a failed operation and returning control to districts chronically underfunded and understaffed is setting New Jersey students up for failure. You're giving back a broken system.

"Paterson is the third largest district and the second most populated school district in the state. We have operated 26 years under state takeover and we are no better off now than we were then.

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Schaer: Eliminating Security Funding for Nonpublic Schools Makes Schools, Students More Vulnerable to Attacks

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement concerning the total elimination of funding for nonpublic school safety in the governor's proposed budget, and the potential repercussions during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing:

"We have a responsibility to keep all children safe, regardless of what school they attend.
"There has been a substantial increase this year in threats and suspicious activity reported at religious institutions, amid an increasing climate of hate and intolerance.
"Students, parents and teachers should not have to accept increased risks simply because they attend or work in nonpublic schools. Parents should not have to worry about their children's schools being targeted by terrorists because they attend a parochial school…"

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Assembly Budget Committee to Review Budget Plans with Department of Education, Schools Development Authority & Judiciary

The Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will review proposed spending plans for the Department of Education, the Schools Development Authority and the Judiciary.

The Department of Education and Schools Development Authority budget plans will be reviewed at 10 a.m. The Judiciary budget plan will be reviewed at 2 p.m...

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