Saturday, November 27, 2010

Biting The Hand That Feeds

Hoboken has decided to join Parsippany in bringing suit to challenge the Governor's alleged right to limit superintendent pay.

At issue is local rule. Municipalities have control over their schools, not the State. And the legal challenges assert that the State lacks the authority to limit superintendent pay.

As a matter of political reality, the Governor seems to have peed in his own backyard. Rich Republican towns know that high school quality maintains property values, and these towns do not like being told that they cannot decide to hire top-notch talent for their school systems. And so it would seem that the Governor's supporters are none too pleased with this particular policy.

Since Chris Christie is first and foremost a fundraiser, it is truly unusual for him to be at odds with his financial backers.

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