Republican governor Chris Christie and Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney were among the dignitaries on hand in Glassboro Wednesday, where Rowan University officially broke ground on a $70 million addition.
Both men took time to say those in Washington could learn from the partisanship they showed working together to fund the project.
"It's embarrassing to watch what's going on right now. The governor and I, I can tell you disagree on many issues, but there's many we agree on and higher education in our minds is the key to a strong economy," said Senate President Sweeney.
"If they need some inspiration in Washington D.C. to finally figure out how to get the job done the right way they should look up here to New Jersey and watch Republicans and Democrats work together," said Governor Christie.
The 90,000 square addition at Rowan is expected to be completed for the 2016–17 school year.
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