Here are statements from leaders across New Jersey regarding Superior Court Judge George Leoneâ€™s outrageous and unprecedented decision to throw out the votes of 21,000 4th District residents based on flawed legal analysis:
JANUARY 17, 2012
Reform Measure Will Allow Voters to Take Control of Local Finances, Save Money
TRENTON â€“ Legislation sponsored by Senators Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) and Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) to give voters, municipalities and school districts the ability to move local school elections from April to November is now law.
The law (A-4394/S-3148) will provide residents more control over their property taxes, by allowing voters to decide â€“ without the approval of a government entity â€“ to eliminate a local election date, in some cases saving hundreds of thousands of dollars locally. The law sets forth several methods by which the April school elections could be moved to the date of the November general election, a move which also would provide for greater participation in the election process.
By Trish Graber- NJ Senate Democrats- January 13, 2012
TRENTON â€“ Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) has been appointed to the position of Senate Assistant Majority Leader and selected to serve as chair of the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee for the 2012-2013 Legislative Session.
Pilot Program Will Allow for â€˜Renaissance School Projectsâ€™
in Camden, Newark, Trenton
TRENTON â€“ Legislation sponsored by the 5th District Legislators to create a permissive, state-monitored pilot program that would provide students in three failing school districts access to new, quality public schools in their communities was signed into law today by Governor Chris Christie.