Republican State Official Gets Fired Instead Of Resigning — So He Can Collect Unemployment | Talking Points Memo

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has fired his state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler, as a result of errors and misrepresentations from Schundler in a matter costing the state $400 million in federal “Race to the Top” money. At the same time, the firing has been arranged at Schundler’s request in such a manner so that Schundler — a former leading figure of the state GOP’s right wing — will be able to collect unemployment benefits.

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