By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

NEW BRUNSWICK — 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.

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Amanda Brown/For The Star-Ledger N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney, N.J. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, and former N.J. Governor Tom Kean listen as Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi speaks at a Building Our Future rally on the campus of Rutgers in New Brunswick.

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.


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