Senator Sandra Cunningham listens to testimony during the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing.

23 May: Cunningham Bill To Establish Nj Advisory Council On Youth And Collegiate Affairs Clears Committee

TRENTON – In an effort to examine issues related to school-aged children and students attending higher education institution in the state, Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham has sponsored legislation that would establish the New Jersey Advisory Council on Youth and Collegiate Affairs. The Senate Higher Education Committee today approved the bill.

“The Legislature has done extensive work to create and support programs that provide direct assistance to New Jersey’s youth population, and we have an obligation to ensure that they are running efficiently,” said Chairwoman Cunningham, D-Hudson. “In order to improve these programs, it is critically important that we review how issues such as school funding, health care, financial aid, and job training actually affect today’s youth. The Advisory Council is needed so that we continue to advocate on behalf of young New Jersey residents and motivate them to stay engaged in the political process, especially on issues that have a direct impact on their lives.”