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Gov. Christie Confident School Budget Cuts Will Pass In Court

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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  • Thom

    You mean the “real world” where in General Election can make 5. 1 BILLION dollars in one year just in domestic profits and pay ZERO income tax? That world? Where we all cry, “we’re broke!” when really it’s just we won’t tax the rich and public schools should just get thrown under the bus.
    Governor Christie pulled the plug on thousands of jobs building a new tunnel into Manhattan and his stop order cost the state of NJ millions of dollars.
    What reality do you live in that can view THAT as good fiscal policy?

  • Thom

    Why doesn’t Govenor Christie and all the GOP governors and legislators lead the charge and forfeit their own sizable pensions and salary perks? What ever happened to shared sacrifice? Voters in NJ HATED Corzine because “he was rich”! Meanwhile he took ONE DOLLAR in salary to be governor of NJ.
    Republicans don’t think kids should have decent schools, or cops and firefighters should get pensions but they DO believe in tax cuts for the richest among us. And of course they believe in their pensions and bonuses and salary perks.

  • Go Grumpy

    Hope so Grumpy. If I owe state taxes this year, I wonder if it is okay to follow the Governor’s example with a note attached to my paperwork: “Sorry, already did my budget for the year. No money left. Can’t print my own money. Maybe will pay next year.”

  • grumpy

    Gee, I wonder why these new wave Republican Governors are seeing their poll ratings dropping like a rock. I see a Democrat landslide coming in 2012.

    • mayrant

      Grumpy: What color is the sky in your world?

      • grumpy

        mayrant: A brighter blue than in your world. Read the poll #’s..ha ha ha.

  • Guess Who

    Finally a politician who makes sense. Too bad there are so many “judges” who don’t live in the real world.

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