"Opinion polls show that the majority of Americans, and the majority of New Jerseyans, favor marriage equality for same sex couples."
Not direct, but indirect
Julia Sass Rubin
"(The Opportunity Scholarship Act) would be funded directly from public school budgets. So it would absolutely take money out of the public school system to transfer to private and religious schools."
Number doesn't tell entire story
"They say teachers only make on average in New Jersey 60,000 dollars a year. They only work 180 days."
Payment is scheduled
"(Chris Christie) has not paid one dollar of state money into our pension system, and then states that the system is broke."
Gov’s on the money
Says "out of 588 school districts, we give 31 (former Abbott) districts 70 percent of the aid."
Shot and killed, not just shot
Says "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."
Money in, money out
"The proudest accomplishment (of my tenure) was leaving the state with a $1.2 billion surplus, which was the largest we’d ever had, and getting spending under control and a balanced budget."
Not quite perfect
"The water quality in the ocean is perfect. It’s been tested up and down every ocean shore in New Jersey."
Irene, the outage queen?
Jersey Central Power & Light
Hurricane "Irene was the second-largest storm to hit North America in terms of power outages -- and the first hurricane to make landfall in New Jersey since 1904."
Out of range
Says 600,000 to 700,000 government workers have been laid off in the last year and a half
Private ownership's a beach
"Point Pleasant Beach does not own its beaches; they are privately owned and operated by businesses such as Jenkinson’s"
Differs by district
Says enrolling a student in a subsidized lunch program triggers an "at risk" designation, resulting in an extra $6,000 to $7,000 of state school aid per student.
Year’s wrong, but fares are higher
Albert Papp Jr.
"Last year -- actually, this year in May -- we saw New Jersey Transit fares rise anywhere from 25 percent to 47 percent."
Number of unaccounted-for from WWII recently lowered
"Almost 88,000 United States service members are still missing and unaccounted for, dating back to World War II."
Education systems still differ
Says more than eight countries lead the United States in the percentage of college graduates.
How often you go to mass impacts views
"Polls now show a majority of Catholics favor marriage equality."
Truman didn’t increase debt limit
"Every president has raised the debt ceiling."
Divided, yes; but segregation?
"By any measure, New Jersey has one of the most segregated school systems in the country."
Taxes down in "war on terrorism"
Says for the first time in the history of the United States, the government cut taxes during wartime
State dollars cut, but services maintained
Herb Conaway Jr.
"This governor has cut funding repeatedly for people who have AIDS, who need drugs to save their life."
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