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Rutgers voices support for proposed state budget

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education.

This budget message, delivered March 13, appears to be a sigh of relief.

Pete McDonough, Vice President of External Affairs at Rutgers University, said Gov. Phil  Murphy’s spending proposal reflects many of the values that are near and dear to Rutgers.  

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"The commitment to maintaining operating aid and fringe support, investing in research and increasing resources for Tuition Aid Grants and our Educational Opportunity Funds, are positive signs about the direction of the new administration," McDonough said.  

"Rutgers looks forward to competing to study gun violence as proposed by the Governor," he added. "We are uniquely qualified to conduct this critical research by utilizing the expertise at our centers, institutes and schools."

Investigating and understanding the criminal behavior, social impacts, psychological issues and the range of public health aspects of gun violence is important work and Rutgers officials stand ready to take on that mission, the university official said.  

"We are gratified that Governor Murphy has announced that the state’s minimum wage will be raised to $11 per hour – matching the minimum wage that Rutgers pays its student and permanent workers,” he added.

Maggie Moran, a chair of the Scarlet PAC, said the independent political action committee, comprising Rutgers alumni,  is pleased to learn the proposed fiscal '19 budget demonstrates strong support for Rutgers University.

"While we are always advocating for additional financial support for the state's flagship university, after many years of lackluster support, we are reassured the governor wants to maintain operating aid and other support, " Moran said. "Increasing funding for Tuition Ad Grants and other support will help ensure Rutgers remains affordable and accessible for New Jersey students who have worked hard to obtain a superb college education, in state."

Learn more at ScarletPAC.com

 

 

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