Christie says Oliver blocking voucher system for schools

ELMWOOD PARK – Gov. Chris Christie says the passage of a school voucher system in New Jersey is being held up by a single lawmaker.

The governor was asked about the status of a voucher system in the state by a resident during his 91st town hall meeting.

“Anyone who cares about this issue should write to the speaker,” Christie said, referring to Speaker Sheila Oliver, (D-34.)

“The status is that there’s one person preventing our state from having (a voucher system,)” he said. “She refuses to post this bill.”

Christie said there are enough votes in the Assembly to pass the proposal and he has assurances from Senate President Steve Sweeney that the Senate would take up the legislation, however, the plan is being stalled by the top Assembly lawmakers, he said.

“She is the single person from stopping this from happening,” he said.

Christie says Oliver blocking voucher system for schools