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College Affordability Crisis: What Can We Do?

College Affordability Crisis: What Can We Do?
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROO.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Sandra Cunningham that addresses college affordability by establishing a “College Affordability Study Commission” gained final legislative approval on Thursday and now goes to the governor. The bill, S979, which includes recommended revisions by the governor, was voted out of the Assembly 71-0.

“Students will continue to drown in a sea of debt if we refuse to take any sort of action on this issue,” said Senator Sweeney. “We cannot stand on the sidelines and allow this to continue. This is a way to study all the factors that contribute to college affordability and to identify ways to make higher education more affordable and to reduce the debts imposed on graduates. College should be within reach of all students, not just the wealthy.”

The Senate President added that the college affordability crisis is reaching its high point, with higher education loan debt now the second-leading debt burden for Americans under age 35, trailing only home mortgages.

 

Why Did CVS Pharmacy Get Into Trouble with N.J. Div. of Consumer Affairs?

Why Did CVS Pharmacy Get Into Trouble with N.J. Div. of Consumer Affairs?
BY JEFF LAMM
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEWARK – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, and the State Board of Pharmacy today announced a settlement ...

N.J. Storm Update at 8 a.m.: Gov. Christie tells ABC News the State of the State

N.J. Storm Update at 8 a.m.: Gov. Christie tells ABC News the State of the State
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Christie was interviewed by ABC News this morning. The State of New Jersey has revoked the statewide travel ban that was put into effect at 11:00 p.m. last eve...

6 Reasons NJ Could Lose Another Military Base

6 Reasons NJ Could Lose Another Military Base
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has five operational military bases, and one of them may be in danger due to proposed defense cuts.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the second largest emp...

8 Reasons to be Concerned About PARCC

8 Reasons to be Concerned About PARCC
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is intended to produce assessment tests that can determine whether students are on the proper track ...

Time to Strengthen Multi-Family Building Standards in Wake of Edgewater Fire

Time to Strengthen Multi-Family Building Standards in Wake of Edgewater Fire
BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

SECAUCUS – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced that he is pursuing legislation to address building codes and standards in multi-family dwe...

N.J. Man Arrested on Charges he Asked 11-Year-Old Girl for Naked Photos of Herself

N.J. Man Arrested on Charges he Asked 11-Year-Old Girl for Naked Photos of Herself
BY PETER ASELTINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Flemington man who was arrested last year for allegedly distributing child pornograp...

NJ Assembly Speaker Prieto: Route 3 Bridge Closing Emphasizes Need for Replenished Transportation Trust Fund

NJ Assembly Speaker Prieto: Route 3 Bridge Closing Emphasizes Need for Replenished Transportation Trust Fund
BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Thursday said the closing of one of the state’s busiest bridges for emergency repair work is furthe...

Edgewater Fire Fallout: What We Learned

Edgewater Fire Fallout: What We Learned
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The construction of the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater has come into question in the aftermath of Wednesday’s giant fire.

Use of lightweight wood construction is ...

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