(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Friday regarding school funding in New Jersey:
“As we methodically review the state budget proposal in the coming weeks, school funding is at the top of my list of concerns. I believe that there are current inequities in the distribution of the funding formula, shortchanging towns such as Cherry Hill, Chesterfield, and Kingsway.
“Like last year, we will work toward finding a funding solution that treats every community fairly. I look forward to working with Governor Murphy to address these inequities.
“The disparity in school funding has been a problem for far too long and has exacerbated the state’s property tax problem, which is why we need to take a close look at ensuring all schools receive equitable funding based on today’s realities. We need fairness for all schools. We need fairness for all taxpayers.
“I am serving on a working group to evaluate the broad array of issues that impact taxes and spending at all levels of government in New Jersey. School funding is a crucial part of that discussion, and I can assure taxpayers, we intend to come up with solutions and confront the big fiscal and political challenges facing our taxpayers.
“We are committed to championing the tough measures needed to make New Jersey competitive, affordable and economically strong, and this includes ensuring equitable school funding for all taxpayers and children in New Jersey.”