Friday, November 3, 2017

Statement of Ravi Bhalla on Lt Governor's Threat to Underfund Hoboken Schools

Official release:

 "The Lt. Governor's statement is a direct threat to underfund our  City's schools and force an increase in property taxes. It demonstrates that she doesn't understand our community, which contains many financially squeezed middle and low income residents.   I urge  all candidates for Mayor to join me in expressing  strong  opposition to the Lieutenant Governor Guadagno's  ill-informed attack on Hoboken's residents and our schools.".  . 

Councilman Ravi Bhalla is a candidate for Mayor of Hoboken.


       Background

Republican nominee for Governor Kim Guadagno recently made the following statement falsely characterizing all Hoboken residents as "millionaires" and making clear her intention to shortchange Hoboken's schoolchildren, and raise our school taxes, if she is elected Governor:


 “My administration will work to reform the school funding formula so millionaires in Hoboken and Jersey City pay their fair share for pre-K, K-12 education and school construction".