Archive for Author: mriser

Goodwill GOP amendment supporting intent of Democrat bill rejected by Democrats (BTW, it was about lowering tax burdens)

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths offered an amendment Monday to a bill providing tax credits for apprenticeship programs (A4603) to show bipartisanship. The non-hostile amendment added a new section of findings and declarations supporting the intent of the bill. “It is a very friendly amendment,” Wirths (R-Sussex) told...

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Committee advances DiMaso and Schepisi resolution designating March 19 as Women in Public Office Day

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing the important role women play in their communities and politics, a committee advanced a joint resolution (AJR90), sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Holly Schepisi, designating March 19 as “Women in Public Office Day.”  “Next year we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the...

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Committee clears Dancer resolution creating Equal Pay Day on second Tuesday in April

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Women and Children Committee advanced a resolution today (SJR37/AJR52) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that designates the second Tuesday in April as “Equal Pay Day.” “By paying women fairly, we strengthen families, ensure financial security and ultimately help the economy,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Although...

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DeCroce and Thomson bill addresses proper prescription medication disposal after governor’s CV

TRENTON, N.J. – The Health and Senior Services Committee advanced a bill (A5667), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Ned Thomson, requiring pharmacies and hospice programs to provide patients with information and methods to safely discard medications and needles. Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a similar bill (S3240)...

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Higher education committee clears Munoz bill allowing students to use state financial aid for summer courses

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Higher Education Committee cleared a bill (A5335), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, that will allow students to use their Tuition Assistance Grant and Educational Opportunity Fund awards during summer sessions to fulfill graduation requirements. “Motivated students want to graduate sooner and often do that by...

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Dancer, Clifton district awarded more than $3.25 million in transportation grants

TRENTON, N.J. – Thirteen municipalities in the 12th legislative district will receive more than $3.25 million in grants from the Department of Transportation, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton announced today.  “This funding will help get vital roadway projects moving and will make much-needed improvements for the benefit of...

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Assembly passes Wirths bill giving manufacturers preference when applying for workforce development grants

TRENTON, N.J. – Employers in the manufacturing industry, which is currently in the midst of a skills-gap crisis, could receive some help through a bill (A4023/S446) sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that passed the Assembly Monday. The bill gives manufacturers preference when applying for grants to train their employees. ...

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Dancer says college financial aid should go to law-abiding citizens first

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill (S2055/A3722), mostly along party lines, to provide state student financial aid to prisoners today. Assemblyman Ron Dancer said this puts law-abiding students and families struggling to pay for college at a disadvantage. “It’s shameful that Democrats would prioritize prisoners over the...

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Dancer bill issuing state flags to residents accepted to U.S. service academies advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Following today’s Assembly vote, a bill (A4233) requiring the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies will go to Gov. Murphy for his signature. “We are so proud of the young men and women from...

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