Archive for Author: mriser

Assembly passes DiMaso resolution commemorating 100 years of women’s voting rights

TRENTON, N.J. – In recognition of the suffragists who fought for and won the right to vote 100 years ago, the Assembly passed a resolution (ACR127) commemorating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment in America. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, the bipartisan resolution recognizes the important...

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Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The unmet legal needs of domestic violence victims and the accused are a step closer to being studied by a task force after the Assembly voted today to pass a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson. Peterson’s resolution creates a 16-member domestic violence and legal access...

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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A1443), sponsored by the Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that requires suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “This issue hit very close to home recently, when we lost yet another teenager to suicide in a community where...

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Assembly passes bipartisan bill recognizing out-of-state EMT certifications

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A516) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney that allows emergency medical technicians from other states to work in New Jersey unanimously passed the Assembly today. “It is important that we make it easy for out-of-state professionals to get jobs they are already qualified for,” said...

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Assembly advances Webber bill stopping state subsidies to companies in default

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted to advance Assemblyman Jay Webber’s bill (A492) creating a standard definition of default across all loan programs to prevent the state from awarding additional subsidies to companies with a history of failing to pay. Current law prohibits the state from awarding a new subsidy...

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Monmouth lawmakers take skeptical look at JCP&L request for rate increases

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger are calling on the state Board of Public Utilities to thoroughly evaluate a request from Jersey Central Power & Light to increase electric rates. “We call on the BPU and the state rate counsel to thoroughly...

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New Jersey needs to learn history – not tear it down, says Scharfenberger

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – The chapter of American History where the past is unceremoniously torn down, adds yet another page as Democrat members of the state Senate passed a measure to petition the U.S. Library of Congress to remove the statue of Gen. Phillip Kearny from the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary...

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Committee clears Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Victims of domestic violence and the accused are at a disadvantage if they lack legal assistance. These unmet legal needs are on their way to be studied by a task force, as the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson to...

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Webber plans to introduce legislation to bring greater transparency and accountability to schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber announced he will introduce legislation that would require local school districts to implement best practices and expand the authority of the state auditor to ensure safeguards against fraud and abuse in New Jersey’s education system. The results of recent state auditor assessments of...

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January job and wage growth nationwide proves tax and regulation cuts work, says DiMaio

TRENTON, N.J. – Expectations were shattered for job and wage growth yet again as tax and regulation cuts have boosted business across the nation. Jobs increased by 87,000 more than expected to 225,000 new employees in January, which was also the eighteenth consecutive month for wage growth of at least...

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