2013 State Budget Public Hearing

March 13, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Members of the NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing at Montclair State University on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 to gather public input about Gov. Christie’s proposed $32.1 billion FY13 state budget, an increase of 3.7% over current year.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center 7th Floor at University Hall.  The hearing can be viewed live via online streaming at montclair.edu/webcast.

Those who want to testify can register online at njleg.state.nj.us. Click on “online registration” under the “Budget Public Hearings” heading. Or register by phone by calling the Legislative Budget and Finance Office at (609) 847-3105.

Members of the public attending the hearing will be asked to show identification and to sign a log book. Members of the University community must show their University ID to attend the hearings.  The Montclair State University Police Department will be handling security for the hearing and implementing appropriate security measures.

Those attending the hearing may park free of charge in the Red Hawk Deck parking garage located on campus. From Normal Avenue, visitors who are driving should turn onto College Avenue, which bends to the left.  After the bend, the Red Hawk Deck will be visible on the right, adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater.

After parking in the deck, visitors may exit the garage on foot from the fifth floor onto the walking path that leads directly to University Hall/College of Education and Human Services (it is a Spanish Mission Style building—the largest building on campus). Once in University Hall, visitors should go through the lobby and take the elevators at the north end of the building to the Conference Center on the seventh floor.

Visitors wishing to take a shuttle bus from the Red Hawk Deck to University Hall should take the elevator to the second floor, and exit the parking deck. When a campus bus arrives, ask if the bus stops at the Student Center.  When you get off at the Student Center, turn right and University Hall is at the corner.

Montclair State University is also accessible from the NJ TRANSIT Montclair-Boonton line at the Montclair Heights train station or by NJ TRANSIT bus. Please visit njtransit.com for additional information.