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Speaker Prieto Extends Sympathies to Family of Sheriff Froehlich

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) issued the following statement Monday on the passing of Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich:

"I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Sheriff Froehlich's family at this time. Knowing what an impact he had on those he touched in his professional life, I can only imagine the profound loss his family must be feeling right now.

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Quijano Joins With Latino Officials from Across the Country in Urging the Obama Admin to Address the Growing Child Humanitarian Crisis at Our Borders

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) joined with other elected and appointed Latino officials from throughout the country this week in appealing to the Obama administration to take urgent action to deal with the burgeoning humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children from Central America flooding U.S. borders seeking refuge.

In doing so, Quijano joined with thousands of other members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in sending a letter to President Obama detailing a number of urgent issues they would like the President to work with Congress to address in order to protect the welfare and rights of these children who are showing up unaccompanied without a parent or guardian in a desperate effort to escape violence in their home countries.

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Riley Calls Rutgers Tuition Increase a Step in the Wrong Direction

The university has raised tuition and fees for 2014-2015 school year
(TRENTON) - Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Celeste Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem) today expressed her disappointment with the tuition increase at Rutgers University which will cost the average undergraduate student who wants to attend the university an additional $300 or more in tuition and fees.

"This is a step in the wrong direction. The cost of college is already steep.

"At this rate, I worry that pursuing a college education will become a luxury that only a select few will be able to afford. This does not bode well for the future of our students or the state…"

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Wisniewski, Weinberg Media Avail Following Testimony from Regina Egea to NJ Select Committee

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