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Lance Vote Returns Power To School Boards

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Credits: Congressman Lance's Office
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WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today supported striking down two burdensome new standards on public teacher education and preparation imposed in the waning days of the Obama Administration.

Education decisions should be made by local school boards, not officials in Washington.  When the school board is in charge of decision-making, students, parents and teachers have control.  When a government official in Washington issues costly decrees there is little community involvement and accountability.  Congress is now stepping in and using the powers under the Congressional Review Act to strike down this rushed Obama Administration order that would have diverted more funds to compliance and fewer funds to students,” said Lance.

One of the major accomplishments of the 114th Congress was the replacement of ‘No Child Left Behind’ with reforms that greatly reduces one-size-fits-all Washington policies and restores local control and decision making.  President Obama signed that reform package into law, but in the closing days of his Administration the Department of Education issued two compliance orders the education community found overly burdensome and expensive.  The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to step in and strike down such provisions when needed. 

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Bear Sighted in Scotch Plains

February 25, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains police are advising residents to keep small animals and children indoors in the area near Glenside Avenue and Deerpath following reports of a bear sighting.

The bear was last seen heading into Watchung Reservation.

Police warn not to attempt to feed or approach the bear. If you see it, call Scotch Plains police to report the location by ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 25, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...

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Sun, February 25, 11:15 AM

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