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Wirths and Umba bill creating manufacturing career pathway for students advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Higher Education Committee on Thursday advanced legislation to prepare students for future jobs in the manufacturing industry. The “Manufacturing in Higher Education Act,” sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Brandon Umba, would create and promote programs at colleges and county vocational schools that align...

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Munoz and DeFuccio bill requiring health care providers to directly coordinate emergency care during telehealth visits passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Raising the standard of care from referral to direct coordination of emergency services during telehealth visits reflects the new reality health care providers are encountering, say Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio. Their bill requiring providers to determine the patient’s need for emergency services and then...

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VIDEO: Murphy’s mandate to replace gas boilers with electric could cost building sector millions

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest plan to save the planet involves replacing gas heating systems with electric boilers and could cost as much as $2 million per building. The mandate, which is set to be approved Dec. 6 and take effect Jan. 1, 2025, impacts about 8,500...

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Electric vehicle fires spark New Jersey lawmaker to introduce bill requiring further training for firefighters, EMTs

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey EMT and lawmaker, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, is concerned about the growing number of electric vehicle fires as sales soar and storms surge. The risks these fires pose to firefighters and EMTs prompted her to introduce a bill that would require New Jersey’s Division...

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VIDEO: Gov. Phil Murphy’s green energy ambitions put residents in the red

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan calls for 100% clean renewable energy by 2050, but at what cost to homeowners? Expensive all-electric systems and blackouts from power grid overloads could be in New Jersey’s future. WATCH: Goodbye gas stove; hello blackouts  In this latest episode of...

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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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