TRENTON – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner (D – Mercer, Hunterdon) that would help ease the cost of higher education by establishing tax credits and textbook rental programs have cleared the Senate Higher Education Committee.
“The cost of higher education in New Jersey can create a terrible burden on middle class and moderate income people,” said Turner. “It is especially taxing on our young people, who graduate from college saddled with thousands and thousands of dollars in debt. Many can’t find work and those who do struggle to make enough to pay off their loans. We have to look for more creative ways to not only make higher education in this state more affordable, but to also keep our best and brightest right here in New Jersey.”