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With Budget Shortfalls Looming, Lawmakers Reportedly Look to Raise Taxes (Again), But NJ Already Has Among the Highest Taxes in the Nation

NJ appears to be heading into budget season with lagging revenues.  With state government spending up 56% under Gov. Murphy and a record $54.4 billion budget last year, lawmakers will be scrambling to make revenues…

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Gubernatorial Malpractice, Part II: Gov. Murphy Is AWOL on Learning Loss, So Sen. Ruiz Steps Up for NJ Kids

Thank goodness for Sen. Teresa Ruiz.  The Senate majority leader has introduced a bill to create an “Office of Learning Loss Czar” to help push Murphy’s Department of Education (DOE) to FINALLY address pandemic learning…

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Gubernatorial Malpractice: Sweeney Center Projects Gov. Murphy Will Leave the Next Governor with Big Budget Deficits and No Rainy Day Fund

As we head into the final two years of Gov. Murphy’s tenure as governor, we must ask: what condition will NJ be in when he leaves office? A new report by the Sweeney Center paints…

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Will AG Platkin Hold Gov. Murphy’s Pals Sean Spiller and Brendan Gill to the Same Standards as the Wildwood Three?

Will Gov. Murphy’s pals NJEA President/Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller and Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill receive the same treatment as the three Wildwood officials who were just indicted by Attorney General Platkin?  All the above…

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NJEdReport Posts Sunlight Response to the Hypocritical and Mendacious Michael “Hundreds of Millions” Gottesman

Thanks once again to NJEdReport for providing a forum for the discussion of education topics.  Always fair and even-handed, NJEdReport allowed Michael “Hundreds of Millions” Gottesman to express his (usually mendacious) views, and so they allowed…

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NJEdReport Posts Sunlight’s Blog on NJEA President Spiller Using Teachers’ Dues to Fund His Personal Ambitions

Thanks to NJEdReport for posting Sunlight’s blog on the walking conflict of interest that is Sean Spiller.  Undeterred by his various conflicts on interest in Montclair, Spiller is now using teachers’ highest-in-the-nation dues to fund…

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Star-Ledger Editorial Board Cites Sunlight Report in Scathing Editorial on Excessive Pay for NJEA Leadership

Kudos to the Star-Ledger Editorial Board for their scathing criticism of the excessive pay for NJEA leadership.  The Star-Ledger continues to publish well researched, courageous and truthful editorials about the facts of the NJEA leadership’s…

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NJEdReport Highlights and Condenses Sunlight’s Report on Excessive NJEA Leadership Pay

As always, thanks to NJEdReport for highlighting and condensing Sunlight’s recent report on the excessive compensation that NJEA leadership pays themselves.  NJEdReport has a large following, including many teachers, and we hope that these teachers…

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