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Senator Michael Doherty

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Applauds Effort to Bring Accountability to Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

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Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) applauded the efforts of Pennsylvania legislators to advance a measure that would give state auditors on both sides of the Delaware River the power to conduct annual financial and management audits of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC). The measure is needed, Doherty said, to ensure efficient operations and prevent unnecessary toll hikes on bridges maintained by the Commission.

“Too often, interstate agencies are given too much independence to manage their finances without public scrutiny, and it’s the tollpayers and taxpayers who end up paying the price,” said Doherty. “In light of the 33 percent toll increase on Delaware River bridges last year, it’s clear that the Commission should be subject to outside audits and be made to account for every penny it collects and spends.”

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Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Montgomery Township to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/14

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, will hold a town hall meeting in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at the Otto Kaufman Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Bayville to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/5

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in Bayville to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Monday, March 5 at the Central Regional Middle School cafeteria at 7:30 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Video: Doherty Talks About Need for Fair School Funding Plan on ‘NJ Today’

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Senator Michael Doherty (R-23), a member of the Senate Education Committee, appeared on NJTV’s NJ Today to talk about the need for his Fair School Funding plan.

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Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in North Plainfield to Present Fair School Funding Plan on 3/1

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in North Plainfield to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1 at the North Plainfield Community Center at 7 p.m.

Under current state law, some towns receive back just pennies on the dollar of the income taxes their residents pay to the state in the form of school aid allocated to their local districts through a convoluted funding formula that few people understand.

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Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Scotch Plains on 2/21 to Present Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting in Scotch Plains to present and discuss his “Fair School Funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.

Who: Senator Michael Doherty
What: Town Hall meeting on the “Fair School Funding” plan
When: Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Where: Scotch Plains Municipal Building, Council Chamber, 430 Park Ave.

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Doherty Praises Governor for Adding Phillipsburg H.S. to SDA’s 2012 Project Portfolio

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Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) praised the decision by Governor Chris Christie to include the long-planned construction of a new Phillipsburg High School as one of twenty capital school construction projects that will move forward as part of the 2012 project portfolio of the Schools Development Authority (SDA).

“The announcement by Governor Christie today is recognition that the children of Phillipsburg are not being served by current school facilities that are overcrowded and in need of major repair,” said Doherty. “The people of Phillipsburg have worked extremely hard on their plan for a new high school, so I’m pleased by the Governor’s decision, especially considering the many other deserving school districts that did not have projects chosen.”

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Doherty to Present “Fair School Funding” Plan to Morris County School Boards Assn. on 2/16

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that he will present his “Fair School Funding” plan to the Morris County School Boards Association at a meeting in Montville on Thursday, February 16.

The Senator has proposed a new school funding formula that is fair and equitable to all students in the state – urban, suburban and rural. The new formula would be implemented by a constitutional amendment that would have to be approved by voters.

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Doherty: Corzine’s Lame Excuses Don’t Fix the Problem

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Congress Should Subpoena More Wall Street Bankers

Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding former Governor Jon Corzine’s testimony on the collapse of MF Global yesterday:

“Following the catastrophic, cascading collapse of major investment banks on Wall Street in 2007, which caused the current global economic recession, the United States Government held no one accountable. Nobody was prosecuted, no hearings were held and no reforms were implemented.

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Doherty Praises Atlantic County Freeholders for Support of Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ support of his Fair School Funding Plan.

“The elected officials in Atlantic County, who represent the interests of their constituents, have passed a resolution supporting a fair school funding formula that treats all children across the state equally. The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has acknowledged the language in the state constitution is clear: state aid must be distributed equally.

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