Christie agrees to turn over 'Race to the Top' documents

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney released a statement today saying that Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has agreed to turn over documents to a state Senate

EDISON - State Senate President Stephen Sweeney released a statement today saying that Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has agreed to turn over documents to a state Senate committee investigating the state's failure to win $400 million in federal money for public schools.

In return, the state Senate agreed to postpone a vote that could have given the Legislature's oversight panel subpoena powers, allowing them to compel people to testify on the issue.

An error on New Jersey's application for the "Race to the Top" education grant could have cost the state as much as $400 million.

A portion of the application asked for a comparison of the 2008 and 2009 school year budgets. The state incorrectly submitted information comparing the current year to 2011, costing the state nearly five points.

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