JOHNSON: RICH GET RICHER WHILE COLLEGE STUDENTS PAY MORE

(TRENTON) — Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday:

“The governor’s cuts to higher education are going to mean tuition increases for New Jersey students and their families.

“That would be difficult enough, but the tuition increases that will hit the middle-class and lower-income families hardest will also be coming on top of property tax increases and new and higher health care fees for senior citizens

“And for some, this budget may be the difference between attending college or staying home. Plans to cut-off NJ STARS enrollment and slice tuition-aid grants will be especially painful.

“We need a stronger commitment to higher education than Gov. Christie has proposed.”

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