Higher Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Restore Governor’s Damaging Cuts

A statement from the higher education coalition distributed to legislators: “The Governor has reneged on an already “austere” February budget plan which held financial support to New Jersey Higher Education flat at 2010 levels. We are the leaders of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFT NJSF/AFL-CIO), the New Jersey Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE/AFT-AFLCIO), and represent 30,000 Higher education faculty members, librarians, staff, mental health clinicians, research scientists, pharmacists and other professionals. We urge you to override Governor Christie’s line item vetoes and help him to live up to the prior funding commitments he previously articulated and reiterated to Higher Education.”

Read the full statement online at http://www.aftnj.org/downloads/legislativeletterhebudget.pdf