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Despite voting overwhelmingly for it last June, the Senate today was unable to override Gov. Christie’s veto of S-2265. That bill would have required the state to make responsible quarterly pension payments, and would have taken away the Governor’s ability to promise a payment at the beginning of the budget year then break his promise at the last minute, as he did last year.Read
Created on Thursday, December 18, 2014
The New Jersey Senate has scheduled a vote to override Gov. Christie’s veto of S-2265, a bill requiring quarterly pension payments. If the override vote succeeds and the bill becomes law, Gov. Christie will no longer be able to make pension payment promises when he signs a budget and then break those promises at the end of the fiscal year, when it’s too late to stop him. This is a major development.Read
Created on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
On Jan. 7, the State Board of Education will have open topic testimony. This is your chance to testify on any topic of concern to public education, especially about evaluation, PARCC, special education, etc. It is critical that board members hear from NJEA members about what’s happening in schools.Read
Created on Monday, December 08, 2014
What happens in the schoolhouse is affected by what happens in the Statehouse. That’s why when it comes to legislation and politics, it’s vital that NJEA members get educated, get organized and get involved. The 2015 NJEA Walter J. O’Brien Legislative and Political Action Conference provides you with an opportunity for all three.Read
Created on Monday, December 01, 2014
With 56% of the vote, US Senator Cory Booker easily won re-election over his opponent, Jeff Bell. While the party balance of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation remains unchanged at 6-6, three new faces will join them in Washington in January.Read
Created on Friday, November 07, 2014
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then NJEA received a big compliment from the National Education Association (NEA).Read
Created on Friday, October 24, 2014
NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer testified before the Senate Education Committee on S-2319, a bill that would make changes to New Jersey’s existing charter school law. While he thanked the committee for taking the issue seriously and highlighted some good elements of the bill, he also urged them to go further.Read
Created on Thursday, October 16, 2014
NJEA is encouraging members to share their ideas and attend public testimony hearings sponsored by The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students.
Created on Friday, October 10, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer testified today before the Assembly Labor Committee in support of A-2354, a bill which would provide all workers in the state with paid sick leave. Although NJEA members already have paid sick leave, NJEA is advocating for this bill on behalf of the students we serve.Read
Created on Thursday, October 09, 2014
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Hudson, and Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, announced today that the Assembly Education Committee, which Diegnan chairs, will take up recommendations that would significantly change the way New Jersey prepares and develops its teachers.Read
Created on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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