TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says higher education will be the first area to see increased spending once the state’s economy turns around.
The governor made the promise Tuesday as he announced recommendations of his task force on higher education.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Shot In Front Of Brooklyn Grocery Store
Christie cut $181 million in aid to higher education this year.READ MORE: Join Us For Our Candidate Conversation With Gov. Phil Murphy Tonight At 7 p.m. On CBSN New York
The task force chaired by former governor Tom Kean made 70 recommendations. They include more autonomy for college presidents and efforts to stem migration of New Jersey students to out-of-state colleges.
The state’s 31 public and 32 independent higher education institutions enroll 429,000 students. They’ve been hampered by a lack of state capital investment and increased costs.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Man, Woman Wanted After Shooting At Bronx House Party
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