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Senator Oroho introduces bill reversing Gov. Murphy’s proposed school funding cuts

New Legislation Uses Federal Relief Funds to Prevent Reductions in State School Aid

NEW JERSEY – Senator Steven Oroho has introduced legislation to use federal stimulus funds received by New Jersey to prevent school funding cuts proposed by Governor Phil Murphy in his FY 2022 State Budget proposal.

“No school should have to contend with the funding cuts proposed by the Murphy Administration while they are incurring significant costs to deliver a quality education during the pandemic,” Oroho (R-24) said. “It makes sense to use a small portion of the billions in federal relief funds that New Jersey is getting to support our schools in this extraordinarily challenging time.”

Approximately one-third of New Jersey’s school districts are slated to lose funding under the governor’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1.

Oroho said that New Jersey will receive more than $6 billion in direct federal aid from Washington under the most recent stimulus package, more than enough to cover the estimated $193 million cost of reversing the Murphy Administration’s proposed school funding cuts.

“There’s no budgetary justification for school funding cuts when we have $6 billion in new federal relief funds at our disposal,” Oroho said. “After a year of remote and hybrid learning, it’s imperative that all of our schools have the resources they need to keep students from falling even further behind.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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