How much should government get involved with the Rutgers-Rowan merger?

    On Wednesday, the Assembly Budget Committee examined Governor Chris Christie’s plans for higher education spending.

    According to the New Jersey State Legislature website, the Assembly Budget Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. on the budget proposal.

    When it comes to the merger of two universities in South Jersey, how much should state lawmakers get involved? Should the decision fall on New Jersey’s lawmakers or should individuals from each institution have more of a say?Tell us in the comments below.

    This year, higher education is under the microscope in New Jersey, after the Governor proposed a plan to merge Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University.

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    The Associated Press reports several questions were raised about the plan at a state Senate budget hearing earlier this month.

    There is no clear deadline for when the merger would take place or how it is to happen.

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