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NJ Spotlight: Christie’s Warning to Newark Leaders Draws Backlash from Baraka...Governor threatened to ‘run him over’ if city’s mayor continues to oppose more charter schools 'Theatrics or not, the charter school wars in Newark heated up this week with Gov. Chris Christie’s visit Monday to a prominent charter network and a not-so-veiled threat that local control of the district won’t come to anyone who blocks their growth...'

Star Ledger: School agency's meals, travel bills in state senator's crosshairs 'For more than two and a half years, the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group spent lavishly on meals, conventions and retirement parties. Here are a few examples of the questionable spending. A member of the state Senate budget committee wants the head of a government agency to testify before his committee after reports oflavish spending of taxpayer dollars.Republican State Sen. Kevin O'Toole requested the hearing after NJ Advance Media reported last week that the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group spent tens of thousands of dollars on food, booze, travel, and other questionable expenses over a 2 1/2 year period...'

NJ Spotlight: Christie’s Warning to Newark Leaders Draws Backlash from Baraka

Governor threatened to ‘run him over’ if city’s mayor continues to oppose more charter schools

Theatrics or not, the charter school wars in Newark heated up this week with Gov. Chris Christie’s visit Monday to a prominent charter network and a not-so-veiled threat that local control of the district won’t come to anyone who blocks their growth.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/03/08/christie-s-warning-to-newark-leaders-draws-backlash-from-baraka-others/

John Mooney | March 9, 2016

 

Star Ledger: School agency's meals, travel bills in state senator's crosshairs

For more than two and a half years, the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group spent lavishly on meals, conventions and retirement parties. Here are a few examples of the questionable spending.


A member of the state Senate budget committee wants the head of a government agency to testify before his committee after reports oflavish spending of taxpayer dollars.

Republican State Sen. Kevin O'Toole requested the hearing after NJ Advance Media reported last week that the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group spent tens of thousands of dollars on food, booze, travel, and other questionable expenses over a 2 1/2 year period.

http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2016/03/senator_wants_head_of_agency_to_testify_about_lavi.html#incart_river_index

Brian Amaral | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com|March 8, 2016