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Assemblyman Hal Wirths Is Right About NJ Citizens’ Massive Tax Burden

In today’s Star-Ledger, Assemblyman Wirths correctly highlights the inexorable rise of NJ’s property and other taxes and the insatiable appetite of the state’s special-interest-dominated status quo for more spending and more taxes.  Wirth also wisely…

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NJEA Ends Silence, Announces New Executive Director

After some prompting from the SPCNJ and others, the NJEA has announced that Ed Richardson is out and Steve Swetsky is in.  The NJEA says Richardson is retiring, which is an ordinary reason for leaving…

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NJEA Admits Richardson Is Leaving But Still Refuses To Say Why

The strange saga of the NJEA’s ouster of executive director Ed Richardson continues.  After SPCNJ dug up the fact of Richardson’s removal and noted the NJEA’s strange silence on the matter, NJ Spotlight at least…

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NJLeftBehind: Who Is in the Driver’s Seat: NJEA Leaders or Phil Murphy?

We re-post NJLeftBehind’s excellent piece on the continued and remarkable similarity between Governor Murphy’s policy agenda and the NJEA’s policy agenda: Who Is in the Driver’s Seat: NJEA Leaders or Phil Murphy? Two weeks ago…

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Education Intelligence Agency Cites SPCNJ’s Discovery of NJEA ED’s Departure

Mike Antonucci – one of the most knowledgeable experts on teachers unions – cites SPCNJ’s discovery and points out that the NJEA’s initial cloak of silence is not unusual for NEA state affiliates.  It still…

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InsiderNJ Posts SPCNJ’s Scoop on NJEA ED Richardson’s Very Quiet Departure

Thanks to InsiderNJ for posting SPCNJ’s discovery on its “Morning Intelligence Briefing.”  Now InsiderNJ should ask the NJEA about its strange silence regarding the departure of their long-time executive director. Read the InsiderNJ post here.  

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SPCNJ’s Scoop on Former-NJEA ED Richardson Re-posted on NJLeftBehind

Thanks to our good friends at NJLeftBehind.   Still no word from NJEA on the matter.  Strange. Read the re-post here.

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Why Are People Leaving New Jersey?

Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey Releases Comprehensive Report on the Economic Consequences of New Jersey’s Huge Debts and High Taxes. “Beware the Downward Spiral: The Economic Consequences of New Jersey’s Special-Interest-Dominated Status Quo” Provides…

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