The senator makes two key points: 1) this secret funding raises questions about just how much influence the NJEA has over the governor; and 2) the NJEA’s membership may not know what the NJEA is doing with their dues.
The full quote from Sen. Sweeney:
“I’m bothered the governor is so connected to a point where it really affects the decisions for the people of New Jersey,” the Senate president said during an editorial board meeting with The Star-Ledger in Newark. “I respect teachers. I like teachers. I don’t think their membership appreciates the kind of money (the union is) spending, to be honest with you.”
Read the full Star-Ledger story here.