- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s state Senate is trying to undo Gov. Chris Christie’s cap on how much school superintendents can be paid.

The Senate passed a bill Monday that would lift the restrictions that the administration put in place in 2011.

The cap varies by school district size, but under it, most superintendents cannot be paid more than the $175,000 the governor gets annually. It was imposed as the Republican governor was trying to root out waste in the state’s public schools.

Some senators agreed with advocates who say the limit has been driving top school leaders to neighboring New York and Pennsylvania where they could make more money.

The Senate passed the bill lifting the restrictions by a 22-13 vote.

It has not yet been considered in the Assembly.

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