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'R-U kidding me?': Sen. Sweeney releases ad calling for elimination of Rutgers trustees

 

Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger July 11, 2013 1:37:51 PM EDT
Rutgers Sweeney.JPGSenate President Stephen Sweeney visited Rutgers University last August as Gov. Chris Christie signed the state's higher education reorganization bill. Star-Ledger file photo

The trustees fired back with a resolution threatening to take legal action if the Legislature approves the bill. Lawmakers made an effort to fast-track the legislation, but they left for their summer break without considering the bill. Legislative leaders promised to take it up again soon.

sweeney_trustees.JPGSen. Stephen Sweeney's election fund helped pay for an advertisement criticizing the Rutgers Board of Trustees.

The ad was paid for by Sweeney for Senate and the election funds of Assemblymen Louis Greenwald (D-Camden) and Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson).

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