I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Catching flies

Mom always said use honey instead of vinegar:
Baker said he did not sense a conciliatory tone in the governor’s letter.
"If it was a genuine attempt to reach out to the NJEA, he would have made an attempt to reach out and have a discussion, not just send out a letter he released to the press," Baker said.
Has the governor met a camera he didn't love?

And I was interested to learn:
The state has paid districts’ portions of employer payroll taxes and pensions since the mid-1950s, when state aid provided a very small share of public school revenue, school boards association spokesman Frank Belluscio said.
Been wondering about that for a bit, but still no rationale for "why." And still, no reporter asks how he's going to make up the loss in income tax revenue.

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