Bi-Partisan Group Supports $750M N.J. Higher Ed Bond Question

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nearly every major political, education, labor and industry group in New Jersey united Monday to urge voters to go to the polls next month to vote in favor of a historic ballot question that would authorize $750 million in state borrowing for building projects at the state’s colleges and universities.

Leaders of the bi-partisan "Building our Future: Yes on 1" campaign said they have nearly 200 groups signed on to support the cause.

Their biggest opponent: the economy.

"There is always opposition ... because the economy is so bad," Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said as he helped launch the campaign at a rally at Rutgers University. "People are frustrated."

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