Sources: Vouchers to clear committee 8-5

TRENTON – As the Senate Budget Committee begins their hearing on school vouchers, the members and some sources confirmed votes: 8-5.

The entire Republican contingent is on-board according to GOP sources, while some Democrats are taking a stance in opposition.

State Sens. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge), Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen), Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May), and Sandra Cunningham (D-Jersey City) are voting against the measure.

Buono said the vouchers are ways to fund private schools from public money, and worse, public money that could have been spent on public schools.

In favor from the majority: State Sens. Brian Stack (D-Union City), James Beach (D-Voorhees), and M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark).

Sources: Vouchers to clear committee 8-5