Gov. Christie: Time for NJ Legislators to Get to Work

Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 07:53 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants the Democratic-controlled legislature to quit sitting on its plans before it comes into session. The Republican governor complained congressmen aren’t revealing their specific plans for the next legislative session, which starts next week, and slammed them for instead being in Atlantic City for the League of Municipalities annual convention, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Let’s hope that they aren’t just running out the clock, but willing to address some of N.J.’s most pressing issues," Christie tweeted Tuesday.
The legislature is expected to discuss several items before the end of the year, including three hotly contested education bills.
Christie strongly favors the Opportunity Scholarship Act, which creates a pilot voucher program that allows poor children in failing districts to transfer elsewhere. Democratic leaders oppose the plan, even though the act has some party support, and the matter could come up for a vote.
The governor is also pressing for the School Children First Act, which creates a merit-based, teacher-evaluation system. New Jersey Democratic State President Stephen Sweeney says he opposes the act, described as the cornerstone of Christie’s education-reform plans.
Both parties are expected to offer charter school reform proposals.
The legislature will also consider 10 jobs bills Democrats moved through a Senate committee in September.
The package includes bills that invest pension funds into state businesses; expand loan opportunities for businesses owned by minorities or women; and offer new job training opportunities.

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