NJ's school budget votes take on extra tension

April 19, 2010 7:26:01 AM PDT
Polls for New Jersey's school elections will open Tuesday. Voters will have a say on budgets in most districts.

Most of them are calling for both tax increases and teacher layoffs after Gov. Chris Christie cut the state's subsidies to local districts.

Furthermore, Christie has said that voters should reject the proposals in districts where teachers have not agreed to pay freezes for the coming year.

That suggestion has escalated an already bitter battle between the governor and the New Jersey Education Association, the state's main teachers union.

Voters will also be able to elect school board members.