Accurate for degrees started in 2004
"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."
"We pay among the highest tolls in the nation for the privilege of crossing that bridge."
Rounding up, but right
Says New Jersey has gained "143,000 new private-sector jobs."
Funding's the highest
"In fact, there’s more state funding for education today than any other time."
History in the making?
"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."
A still-painful cut
New Jersey Education Association
"Trenton politicians cut $1.3 billion from education."
Poll numbers hit the bullseye
"Polls show that 96 percent of New Jerseyans – and 95 percent of gun households in the state – support expanding background checks to keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have them."
Pot, meet kettle
"In fact New Jersey is a donor state, we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington. And interestingly Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they send to Washington."
Feeling the heat
"Every single month since 1985 has been warmer than the historic average. All 12 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 15 years."
13 percent -- and higher
"Guess what, governor? There’s no fried butter in Newark. Just 13 percent unemployment."
What a difference a (fiscal) year makes
Says spending in the fiscal 2009 budget was lower than spending in the fiscal 2014 budget
Taxes and fees and votes, oh my
"Buono voted 154 times to raise our taxes -- like the sales tax, the income tax, health care taxes, even small business taxes."
Sad but true
"In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence."
Statistic's on target
"We have over 300,000,000 weapons, firearms in this country. That’s almost as big as the population."
Leader of the pack
Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined."
Jobs growing in Garden State
"In total, we have added nearly 75,000 private sector jobs in New Jersey since we took office in January 2010."
Income tax receipts on the rise
"Gross income tax receipts are exceeding the Administration’s projections for this fiscal year prior to Sandy."
On the money
"A far different picture from the prior eight years, which saw 115 increases in taxes and fees."
$62.3 billion in 10 days
Says "10 days after Hurricane Katrina, this chamber passed two separate bills amounting to $60 billion. It has been nearly two months since we had Superstorm Sandy, and nothing has passed."
"In 2008, tourism brought in $38 billion dollars and supported more than 300,000 jobs in the state of New Jersey."
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