Archive for Author: mriser

NJ lawmaker announces illegal immigration report, research trip to southern border

TRENTON, N.J. – In a video released Friday, Assemblyman Paul Kanitra promises to provide New Jersey residents with a comprehensive illegal immigration report following his research trip to the southern border with the Center for Immigration Studies. WATCH: NJ immigration crisis is far worse than you think “Our sanctuary...

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Simonsen supports new school funding plan, bills to help weather S2 storm

TRENTON, N.J. – A member of the Assembly Education Committee, Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, told the panel meeting Friday in Trenton that while he prefers to start fresh with a completely new school funding formula, he supports bills to help districts facing state aid cuts more immediately. The committee advanced...

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Lawmakers announce state grants to speed up transportation projects in Bergen and Essex counties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas announced Thursday that the state is awarding more than $1 million in grants to Franklin Lakes Borough, Cedar Grove and Ridgewood to fund transportation projects. “Projects that support the safety of commuters, and especially our schoolchildren, have always been a...

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Sauickie tells budget committee cumulative effects of school funding cuts are devastating education

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie told members of the Assembly Budget Committee Wednesday that state funding decisions for schools in New Jersey should never come at the expense of other children’s education or taxpayers. Sauickie urged members to prioritize funding for public schools districts experiencing up to seven...

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Guardian’s bill creating state certification process for LGBTQ-owned businesses goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – At the heartfelt urging of Assemblyman Don Guardian, the Assembly voted to greenlight his bill authorizing the state to certify businesses owned by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals on Monday.  WATCH: Recognizing LGBTQ+ businesses is an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past...

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Assembly passes Sauickie bill promoting local farm product subscription programs

TRENTON, N.J. – Community Supported Agriculture programs, described as a way for locals to get to know their farmer and their food, will be promoted through a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie and passed by the Assembly on Monday. The assemblyman wants to ensure more communities know about...

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Sauickie introduces resolution declaring March 15 as Jewish War Veterans Day

TRENTON, N.J. – In honor of the 128th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America organization, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie introduced a resolution designating March 15 as Jewish War Veterans Day in New Jersey. “Jewish American soldiers have battled much more than...

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Fantasia’s five-farm preservation bill advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved Assemblywoman Dawn Fantasia’s bill funding preservation efforts at five farms in northwestern New Jersey.  The bill (A3698) reallocates $1.723 million from corporate tax revenue and a 2009 farmland preservation fund to the State Agriculture Development Committee, which oversees the...

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At Assembly TTF hearing, Republicans demand safer roads, lower commuter costs

TRENTON, N.J. – When voting against a bill Thursday to raise the gas tax, establish a fee on electric vehicles and reauthorize a fund that pays for transportation infrastructure projects, Republicans on the Assembly Transportation Committee cited concerns for current road safety, rising costs due to inflation, financial troubles...

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