Friday, April 13, 2012
Greenwald Hails Success of School Elections Reform Law
With Only 73 Districts to Hold Elections Tuesday, Vast Majority Have Moved to November
(VOORHEES)--Today Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement on the school election reform law he sponsored which has proven very successful in only a few short months:
"For decades, plenty of politicians and pundits have talked about this, but special interests got in the way of common-sense. A few months ago, we were able to bring everyone to the table and forge a bipartisan compromise that puts our communities and taxpayers first and delivers needed reform.
"As a result, we've given voters better control of their local finances, while preserving educational quality, and saving property taxpayers the costs of holding yet another election. Under this law I sponsored, 468 of New Jersey's school districts have chosen to move their school elections to November. Empowering more voters to make decisions on the issues that directly impact their property taxes and quality of life is the right thing to do, and that is why I sponsored this law."