From NJ.com: Why proponents of a $500M bond act for N.J. schools want you to vote yes on Election Day

October 26th, 2018

By Samantha Marcus

Senate President Steve Sweeney at the news conference on the Securing Our Children's Future bond referendum

Senate President Steve Sweeney at the news conference on the Securing Our Children’s Future bond referendum

With just two weeks to go before New Jerseyans cast their ballots, state lawmakers and technical school leaders are trying to raise the profile of a voter referendum authorizing $500 million in state borrowing for improvements to public schools, vocational schools, and community colleges.

Officials stressed at a news conference Monday at the Statehouse in Trenton that vocational and county colleges need the money to increase their enrollment capacity, while k-12 public schools will receive funds to improve security and water systems.

The New Jersey Constitution requires that new state borrowing be approved by a majority of voters.

Read the whole story on NJ.com.

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