- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is touting his administration’s investments in higher education.

The Republican governor traveled to Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township Thursday to join school administrators at a groundbreaking ceremony for a planned $28.6 million expansion of the college’s Unified Science Center.

The 54,000-square-foot expansion will add new classrooms, labs, faculty offices and a greenhouse to the center, which opened last year.

The groundbreaking is the latest attended by Christie to tout the impact of a $750 million higher education bond passed by referendum in 2012.The money will be used to help finance 176 construction projects at 46 schools across the state.

Christie says this is the first time New Jersey has worked to increase capacity in its state universities in 25 years.

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