Archive for Author: mriser

Assembly Republican Leader wins Food Council’s legislator award

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio (center) was presented with the outstanding legislator award by the Food Council Committee for Good Government for championing policies that support food retail and distribution industries. He is pictured with Assembly Republican members Christian Barranco, Aura Dunn, Michele Matsikoudis, Vicky Flynn,...

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Sauickie introduces storm-related bill package ahead of Sandy anniversary

TRENTON, N.J. – Hurricane Ian’s recent path of destruction in Florida is reminiscent of Superstorm Sandy’s devastating impact on New Jersey, says Assemblyman Alex Sauickie, who is introducing a storm-related bill package in advance of the 10th anniversary of the state’s worst natural disaster. The three bills would help...

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Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funds for health care passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson’s bill addressing the limited public funds dedicated to counties for health care costs and the soaring enrollment in Medicaid was passed by the full Assembly on Monday. The bill (A2017) allows counties to access state data to determine if an individual has insurance...

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Matsikoudis and Sauickie bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis and Assemblyman Alex Sauickie, honoring the legacy of the late Assemblyman Ron Dancer, sponsored a bill that would allow veterans with certain medical training to more easily transition to licensed practical nursing careers. They celebrated its passage in the Assembly on Monday. “I’m...

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Assembly advances bill addressing firefighter eligibility for Guard members and reservists called to active duty

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Monday passed a bill allowing members of the National Guard and military reserve called to active duty to remain age-eligible for civil service firefighter positions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Alex Sauickie, would provide parity with existing law that offers...

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Webber marks importance of N.J. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month following national controversy over fetal heartbeats

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said the significance of New Jersey’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month this October needs to be highlighted in the midst of a national controversy over fetal heartbeats. In 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Webber’s resolution designating October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

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Matsikoudis bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill allowing honorably discharged veterans with certain medical training to more quickly enter the health care field as licensed practical nurses passed the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday. The bill, Matsikoudis says, addresses the state’s critical nursing shortages and helps veterans...

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Guard members and reservists called to active duty retain civil service firefighter eligibility under Space bill passed by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a bill allowing members of the National Guard and military reserve called to active duty to remain age-eligible for civil service firefighter positions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, would provide parity with existing law...

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