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Burgess Applauds Passage of FY 2025 Budget

TRENTON — Senator Renee Burgess issued the following statement following passage of the 2025 State Budget, which includes $2 million to help facilitate the continuing project of merging Bloomfield College with Montclair State University, both of which are located in Essex County.

“I was glad to push for this extra funding for the merger, which is a one-of-a-kind, forward- looking higher education initiative that is both novel in approach and vitally important to both schools. I’m especially proud to help carry on Bloomfield’s unique mission and its long tradition of educating our minority students.

“I am also glad to see in this budget a revenue source dedicated to funding NJ Transit, which will help to power our economy, keep our trains and buses running and make sure that working class people in our state, and particularly those who live in Essex County, can get to and from their jobs on time.