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Early Childhood Education

Expanding early childhood education is a core issue to assist working class families in New Jersey. Families are often forced to choose between having a second income used to pay solely for the cost of child care and/or pre-school or having one parent stay at home. This affects all aspects of the economy, but more importantly may lead to children being less prepared for Kindergarten. With the amount of money we are spending on State taxes and real estate taxes, we can afford to expand pre-school programs to all children.


Renewable Energy

What can we do in New Jersey to become a renewable energy leader?

In New Jersey we need to invest in renewable energy.  We currently face two major proposals for traditional energy sources that are opposed by the citizens. The first is the proposed power lines in the Middletown, NJ area. The second is the natural gas pipeline. When these utility monopolies receive the bulk of the subsidies and have the bulk of the politicians in their pockets, we need to elect people who are focused on the future.  And the future is renewable energy.


Making College Affordable and Taking on Student Debt

Within the last ten years, total student debt in our economy has more than doubled and now exceeds $1.2 trillion. Nationally, nearly 7 out of every 10 new graduates of four-year colleges are in debt, and these indebted graduates carry an average balance of nearly $30,000. New Jersey’s class of 2015 graduated with an average of almost $19,000 in debt.  Student debt has surpassed credit card debt, car loan debt, and home equity lines of credit to be the second largest source of consumer debt.

And this is not just an issue for borrowers: It is holding our economy back. This debt prevents people from forming families, buying homes, and starting small businesses. It sends the wrong signal to future students whom we need to complete college to drive economic growth.

Right now we cannot look to the federal government to tackle the reform of the back breaking educational costs in this country.  We need our state representatives to do what we can at the state level.  


Small Business

New Jersey is home to some of the greatest minds in history, including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, and for those who will follow in their footsteps. We have a tradition of fueling innovation, offering crucial ladders to prosperity. In Monmouth County, we train the entrepreneurs of tomorrow in our Nationally ranked High Tech HS, a public vocational school - Voted #16 in the 2017 US New & World Reports - Best High Schools in America.



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