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VIDEO: It’s time for Rutgers athletes to sack their lavish taxpayer money spending

TRENTON, N.J. – The average New Jersey family struggled against unemployment, supply chain issues and inflation just to put food on the table last year. Food banks and pantries found it impossible to meet demands for help. But what were Rutgers football players doing at the same time? Racking...

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Webber marks importance of N.J. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month following national controversy over fetal heartbeats

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said the significance of New Jersey’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month this October needs to be highlighted in the midst of a national controversy over fetal heartbeats. In 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Webber’s resolution designating October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

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Sauickie pushes for school funding solutions with omnibus bill package

TRENTON, N.J. — Carrying on the work of the late Assemblyman Ron Dancer, newly seated Assemblyman Alex Sauickie has taken up many of his predecessor’s bills that address the devastating effects of school funding losses under the funding formula law known as S2. “‘Loss’ is a word that should...

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Climate change curriculum needs to teach children how, not what, to think, Scharfenberger says

TRENTON, N.J. – Supported by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and signed into law in June 2020, New Jersey is the first state in the nation to mandate that all public schools teach climate change in all grades. Those lessons start this school year. Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, a...

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Committee clears bill that will create grant opportunities for new farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee on Thursday released a bill that would provide matching grants for new farmers to make improvements on their farms. The sponsors of the legislation (A285), Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblywoman Claire Swift, say their “New Farmers Improvement Grant Program”...

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Wirths and Space bill easing proof of disability for veterans’ parking privileges advances

TRENTON, N.J. — Veterans who are 100% disabled would have less paper to submit when renewing parking privileges under a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space. That bill (A2438) was released from the Military and Veterans Affairs committee Thursday. “I am happy we can provide a...

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Wirths and Peterson call on VA to establish center in northwest NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs committee on Thursday advanced a resolution urging the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a vet center in northwestern New Jersey. Forty thousand veterans in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties must travel 50 miles or more in state...

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Matsikoudis bill helping veterans transition to licensed practical nursing careers clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis’ bill allowing honorably discharged veterans with certain medical training to more quickly enter the health care field as licensed practical nurses passed the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday. The bill, Matsikoudis says, addresses the state’s critical nursing shortages and helps veterans...

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Guard members and reservists called to active duty retain civil service firefighter eligibility under Space bill passed by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a bill allowing members of the National Guard and military reserve called to active duty to remain age-eligible for civil service firefighter positions. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, would provide parity with existing law...

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