Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about his plan to make college more affordable for students who enroll in one of New Jersey's public colleges and universities. The focus is four-year institutions, and there's 11 total, including Rutgers University and Rowan University. Under the plan outlined in his 2021 budget — which he delivered yesterday — families who earn under $65,000 per year would be able to send their teens to college for free. The plan would affect students who enroll next fall (2021) and later. (NorthJersey / NJ.com)
TRUMP MOCKED SEA WALL. NOW THE PROJECT IS HALTED.
In a move that was called "unexpected" by The New York Times, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is putting a $19 million feasibility study on hold due to a lack of financial support. The federally-funded project was set up to investigate how to protect New Jersey and New York from the expensive and potentially — even likely — catastrophic impact of sea level rise. But on Twitter last month, President Donald Trump called one plan — a so-called sea wall — a "costly" and "foolish" idea that "probably won’t work anyway." (NJ.com)
- Feds cut funding on studies to protect NJ from storm surge (NJ Spotlight)
- Van Drew supports town in FEMA storm repayment dispute (WHYY)
- U.S. Army Corps suspends sudy of NYC storm protections (Bloomberg)