Speaker Oliver Welcomes Long-Term Benefits of NJ’s Higher Ed Restructuring

Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the “New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act” (A-3102) and the long-term education and economic benefits that the realignment of New Jersey’s higher education institutions is expected to bring.

“This law will provide for the future growth and development of Rutgers-Newark and the expansion of graduate medical education in Newark, creating a focal point that will serve residents from throughout the state.

“The reorganization will position New Jersey to develop economic opportunity and jobs in the health professions – the fastest growing sector of our nation’s economy – to the benefit of not just Newark and surrounding counties but the state as a whole. This is a good thing for everyone.

“This was always about creating a better and stronger New Jersey and building a better future, and in the end the bill sent to the governor was written in a way to ensure that indeed is the case. I look forward to seeing the progress it brings in the coming years,” said Oliver.