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Gov. Christie Confident School Budget Cuts Will Pass In Court

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BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie does not seem worried with the findings of a judge that he failed to meet court requirements to fully fund poor school districts across the state. Christie made his comments during an appearance at Camden County College Wednesday.

Christie was asked about Judge Peter Doyne’s ruling that determined the Governor’s $820 million in education cuts ran afoul of the Abbott decision. His answer: he wasn’t surprised.

But with the state deep in debt, everyone had to take a hit. And his legal team will make that point going forward.

“State government can’t print money. The Governor’s Office and the Legislature agreed upon a responsible budget last year, given the fiscal crisis that the state is in, and I have every confidence that we’ll win in the Supreme Court.”

Christie labeled as “crazy” a suggestion to spend more money on a system that Doyne, in his report, found to still leave at risk children lagging in class, despite current funding levels that meet or exceed almost every state in the nation.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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