Archive for Category: Press Release

Simonsen supports new school funding plan, bills to help weather S2 storm

TRENTON, N.J. – A member of the Assembly Education Committee, Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, told the panel meeting Friday in Trenton that while he prefers to start fresh with a completely new school funding formula, he supports bills to help districts facing state aid cuts more immediately. The committee advanced...

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McGuckin and Kanitra fight far-left activist appointment to safeguard New Jersey students

TRENTON, N.J. – Activists who approve the normalization of extremist views in classrooms to New Jersey’s 1.4 million schoolchildren must be kept off the state Board of Education, Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra say. They oppose Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to stuff the state Board of Education with...

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Dunn visits local pediatrician to highlight benefits of reading to infants and young children

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn recently visited a local pediatrician whose work with a national nonprofit fosters strong family bonds and healthy child brain development. Dunn saw firsthand the success of the Reach Out and Read program with Rosario Zambrano, MD, owner and president of Pediatrics of Morristown....

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Lawmakers announce state grants to speed up transportation projects in Bergen and Essex counties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas announced Thursday that the state is awarding more than $1 million in grants to Franklin Lakes Borough, Cedar Grove and Ridgewood to fund transportation projects. “Projects that support the safety of commuters, and especially our schoolchildren, have always been a...

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McGuckin and Kanitra bill that addresses cyberattacks passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would strengthen cybersecurity in colleges and universities, sponsored by Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra, passed the Assembly Monday. Cyberattacks targeting schools are on the rise. The real-life implications were felt in January when an attack compromised essential network systems and forced the...

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Assembly passes Sauickie bill promoting local farm product subscription programs

TRENTON, N.J. – Community Supported Agriculture programs, described as a way for locals to get to know their farmer and their food, will be promoted through a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie and passed by the Assembly on Monday. The assemblyman wants to ensure more communities know about...

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Sauickie introduces resolution declaring March 15 as Jewish War Veterans Day

TRENTON, N.J. – In honor of the 128th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America organization, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie introduced a resolution designating March 15 as Jewish War Veterans Day in New Jersey. “Jewish American soldiers have battled much more than...

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