In Long Branch (N.J.), Gov. Christie Announces Another $500M for New Schools Construction

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Governor Chris Christie helped break ground for the new George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch, the last project from the Schools Delopment Authority's (SDA) 2011 portfolio as the governor said he intends to roll out another $500 million in new school construction projects over the course of the next six months.

"During the past two years, sweeping reforms were instituted at the SDA to ensure that the wasteful spending, cost overruns and empty promises that existed under previous administrations would not be repeated," said Christie, standing with the school's namesake, local educator Catrambone and SDA CEO Mark Larkins. "With today's groundbreaking, this Administration is demonstrating its firm commitment to move forward with the construction of efficient and cost-effective school facilities that provide our students with modern and efficient learning environments."

As the governor heads into a re-election year, the coming rollouts are designed to project 2013 activity.

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