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Testa and Simonsen introduce bill requiring schools to educate students on harmful effects of marijuana use

TRENTON, N.J. – In anticipation of an adult-use recreational marijuana market in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen introduced a bill to educate students in grades 3 through 12 on the risks of cannabis and marijuana use. The bill (S3360/A5168) specifies schools must include age-appropriate instruction...

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Governor signs DePhillips’ bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing our brave veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11 attacks, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation today creating a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal. “The men and women of the military who stepped up after 9/11 have fought,...

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Clifton and Dancer welcome funding for pre-K programs at Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Ron Dancer welcomed $1,574,034 in new aid for the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District to expand its pre-k programs starting Feb. 1, 2021. The pair represent Matawan in the 12th Legislative District. “This is great news for the young minds that will benefit...

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Bucco & Dunn support tax incentive legislation to boost Morris County economy

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (both R-Morris) voted today to advance legislation reestablishing a statewide tax incentive program that would boost the struggling Morris County economy. “The bill we voted for today is far from perfect. However, in a state where our corporate...

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Dunn bill addressing access to mental health services on college campuses advances

TRENTON, N.J. – This year’s college experience looks a lot different – and it’s affecting students’ mental well-being. Addressing increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly Higher Education Committee advanced a bill connecting students to available mental health services. “The college life that many...

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Families at risk of losing Earned Income Tax Credit, GOP lawmakers propose solution

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers that have lower earned income this year could be receiving a lower tax credit from the federal government, and consequentially from state government, because of economic shutdowns resulting from the pandemic response. Assemblymen Brian Bergen, Hal Wirths and John Catalano want to make sure working...

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Dancer proposes realty-transfer tax exemption for beginning farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – If sold to aspiring new farmers, nearly 234,000 acres on more than 2,600 preserved farms would be exempt from the state’s reality-transfer tax under legislation recently introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “Most young and beginning farmers do not inherit their land, and, instead, purchase farmland to...

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