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New Jersey students and families continue to have a hard time affording the high cost of a college education, thanks to lackluster state support for public colleges and universities.
To bring a modicum of sanity to these subsidies, New Jersey policymakers should return to the formula that existed prior to 2013’s subsidy revisions.
New Jersey’s undocumented residents are paying $613 million a year in state and local taxes – a number that would increase significantly under the Obama administration’s executive actions and even more under comprehensive immigration reform.
New Jersey’s Tuition Equality Act has increased opportunity for hundreds of undocumented students in the state, but many more could benefit if access to state financial aid were included, lawmakers, advocates, students and policy experts said today.
This brief was one of several in support of the Obama administration’s immigration actions, which economists predict will raise the nation’s GDP by more than $200 billion over the next ten years and New Jersey’s GDP by $2.9 billion.
New Jersey cannot meet its current obligations like pensions and health benefits, is looking at a bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund and has slashed property tax rebates and credits. We simply can’t continue to give away business subsidies without any evidence about the results.
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New Jersey Policy Perspective, the prolific think tank, has provided another grim reminder about how middle class families are squeezed in their endeavor to educate their kids, and the numbers are jarring.