Christie mulls possible school funding outcomes

Gov. Chris Christie says he might not follow orders if a State Supreme Court ruling calls for more aid to New Jersey schools.Christie told listeners

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie says he might not follow orders if a State Supreme Court ruling calls for more aid to New Jersey schools.

Christie told listeners on Millennium Radio's "Ask the Governor" program last night that he'll face "ugly, ugly choices" if the high court rules against him in a landmark school funding case.

Christie and the Legislature cut nearly $1 billion from K-12 school aid this year to help balance the state budget. An advocacy group for children in poor cities sued. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the matter Wednesday.

The state budget would have to be reworked if the court demands more money for public schools. Christie says he won't raise taxes, so the money would have to come from municipal or hospital aid, or from Medicaid.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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