New Jersey keeps state tournaments

Part of an article from the Asbury Park newspaper:

The NJSIAA Executive Committee unanimously approved a $5,295,353 budget for the 2010-11 school year on Wednesday that will not cut any state tournament events.

The budget is $530,861 less than the 2009-10 budget.
Among the items being cut are:
Steroid testing. A $50,000 grant, which the the state legislature provided to match the $50,000 the NJSIAA paid to fund the program, has not been provided this year, NJSIAA Executive Steve Timko said.
Hydration testing for wrestlers, which the NJSIAA paid for, will now have to be paid for by the association's member schools, Timko said.
Salaries of all NJSIAA staff members will be frozen.

More than $638,000 of the NJSIAA's $1.2 million surplus has been placed into the budget to cover tournament expenses and other operating costs.
"That was the last thing we wanted to do (cut tournaments). I think I've said that from Day 1," said NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko. "I think we've made significant cuts."
Timko and NJSIAA attorney Michael Herbert have said repeatedly the budget crisis is the result of a law that took effect on Jan. 29.


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