A note: The Staff Writers at Blue Jersey – listed to the right – are also the de facto editorial board for the site. We’ve decided that declared Democratic gubernatorial candidates should have the opportunity to express their views here: a free forum that does not impose the restrictions often required from newspapers and other media outlets. In other words: we are the place where NJ Democrats can hear from the candidates in their own words.
So, starting today, any declared candidate for governor will immediately have his or her posts moved to the front page. This is not an endorsement of any particular candidate; it’s a service for NJ Democrats.
So far, Senator Barbara Buono is the only declared candidate in this race; therefore, her posts will automatically move to the front page. We’ll grant this privilege to any other declared candidate from now until the primary election.
We’ll spell this out further in a post this week. Until then, here’s Senator Buono.
Cross posted at BarbaraBuono.com
Today, the Senate Higher Education Committee passed a bill I authored, S-2187. It, quite simply, has a single purpose – empowering New Jersey’s students. It provides prospective students and their families with an easy-to-understand fact sheet about the cost of attendance.
We live in an Information Age. It is an age in which knowledge is power. Because of what we know today, we have the ability to live better lives. With what we know, we can make better decisions – whether big or small – each and every day.
Just the other day, I did some grocery shopping for my family. Before I went to the store, I checked a few different circulars to find out what was on sale. When I went out to buy the groceries, labels on the shelves made the lowest prices clear. And later that day when I got started on dinner, nutritional labels told me all about the vitamins and nutrients my family would consume by eating that food.