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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney's PathToProgress


People across the state have been making the case for the Path to Progress reforms - have you seen it in the news lately?
You can learn more about the Path to Progress here.
Here’s a reminder that among the best provisions in state Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s "Path to Progress" reform program is one to abolish the state’s too-many K-6 and K-8 school districts and roll them into larger, K-12 regional districts. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, is traveling around the state touting administrative cost savings as the main reason for this change. The ability to ensure the health and safety of students and staff is starting to emerge as a secondary reason — maybe even a better one.

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Opportunity NJ's economic plan mirrors many of the Path to Progress reforms.
Here are some of the principal ideas included in the Opportunity NJ plan, which aims to allow New Jersey to lead its peer Northeast states in job growth and median wage growth by addressing:
  • Fiscally challenged and outdated legacy systems, including the pension and health benefits issue involving state workers;
  • School funding formula/property tax problems, including a consolidation/shared services test piloting two K-12 districtsand creation of more public-private partnerships;
  • Infrastructure, including responsible investment in water (drinking, sewerage and storm water), power and New Jersey Transit;
  • Job growth, including a moratorium on new taxes, fees, costs, government actions that affect the state’s job creators for two years.
Listen to Jeffrey Grayzel, Mayor of Morris Township, talk about why he supports the Path to Progress