Daniel C. Vock

Daniel C. Vock

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

By: - October 4, 2021

WASHINGTON—The massive economic policy package Democrats are trying to muscle through Congress could open the door to free community college for undocumented immigrants. But that lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.  The provision on immigrants was included in a […]

Feds expand Pell Grant program for prisoners working on college degrees

By: - August 27, 2021

WASHINGTON—Prison inmates around the U.S. are getting the chance to do something that was almost unheard of a generation ago: pursue a college degree while behind bars and with financial support from the federal government. Inmates in 42 states — including New Jersey — and Washington, D.C., can now get federal grants to work with […]

N.J. lawmakers pepper Congress with pleas for SALT tax break

By: - August 9, 2021

WASHINGTON—Congress could soon have a chance to restore tax breaks that would especially benefit New Jersey residents, and the state’s congressional delegation is making sure that everyone on Capitol Hill knows how important the issue is to people in their districts. The push is to reinstate a federal tax deduction that disproportionately helps Americans living […]