Archive for Category: Press Release

Taking the best ideas across the county, Army-veteran lawmaker introduces sweeping veterans package

TRENTON, N.J. – In the past few years, New Jersey has honored its veterans with free beach access, hunting and fishing licenses, and hiring preferences for civil service jobs. A veteran lawmaker thinks it is time to quit what he calls the “soft-shoe” approach. Assemblyman Brian Bergen, who was...

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During Women’s History Month, Assembly pushes for induction of former Mets owner into Baseball Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the Golden Days Era Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to induct former New York Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson for her extraordinary achievements and contributions to Major League Baseball. The measure (AR232), sponsored...

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Dancer bill offering property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs sent to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Both houses of the Legislature advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our Main Streets and small business communities,” said Dancer (R-Ocean)....

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Space bill permitting charities to conduct remote raffles and bingos passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Charitable organizations, including veterans groups, volunteer fire and rescue squads, churches and other non-profits, would be allowed to host remote bingos and raffles under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space and advanced by the Assembly today. “Our civic organizations and community non-profits support a wide...

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Assembly advances DePhillips resolution designating March 10 “Covid-19 Memorial Day”

TRENTON, N.J. – In honor of the thousands of residents lost to the coronavirus a little more than a year into the pandemic, the Assembly passed a resolution designating an annual day of public mourning on March 10, the date of the first recorded death in New Jersey. Assemblyman...

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Dancer bill extending time to collect horse race winnings passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Accounting for the impact of Covid-19 on horse racing tracks, the Assembly advanced Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the time to cash in winning parimutuel tickets to a year, rather than six months. Parimutuel is the type of wagering done at New Jersey’s racetracks, in which...

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Assembly advances Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to preserve the limited public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment, the Assembly voted to advance a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson Thursday. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state data to determine if an individual has...

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Assembly advances DeCroce bill expanding age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill expanding age discrimination protections for seniors 70 and older was unanimously advanced by the Assembly today. “Some seniors have to keep working because of New Jersey’s high cost of living, while others just find their careers very rewarding. Either way, their age...

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Local lawmakers condemn racist email to Old Bridge councilwoman

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – State GOP lawmakers representing the township condemned a racist email sent to a Democrat councilwoman in Old Bridge. “The fact that there is this sort of hate based on race is disgraceful,” said Sen. Samuel Thompson, who lives in Old Bridge. “Diversity is something to...

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