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Umba proposes frequent in-school tutoring sessions to overcome Covid-19 learning loss

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brandon Umba introduced a bill on Thursday to address Covid-19 learning loss with high-intensity, in-school tutoring sessions. The evidenced-based programming will help close academic gaps and complement existing curriculum, he said.  “We know students are struggling and are grade levels behind where they should be,...

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New Jersey could soon celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s resolution designating the second week in November as National Apprenticeship Week in New Jersey is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly on Thursday. Apprenticeship programs combine classroom instruction with on-the-job paid training to build a pipeline of highly-qualified workers who...

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Assembly advances Munoz, DeFuccio bill limiting surgical smoke exposure in certain health care facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday advanced a measure to protect health care workers from surgical smoke exposure. Sponsored by Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and DeAnne DeFuccio, the bill (A256) requires certain health care facilities to use smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms.    “Our health care professionals deserve...

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Farmers can sell firewood without penalty under Space, Wirths bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that protects farmers’ rights to sell firewood obtained from another property. The bill (A111) is sponsored by LD 24 Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths. “Farming has evolved through the years, and farmers have had to adapt to those...

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Bill repealing controversial sex-ed curriculum, putting parents on advisory boards introduced in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Following through on his public promise to repeal New Jersey’s controversial sex education curriculum, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie recently introduced a bill eliminating the state’s standards and empowering parents to inform future instruction. “Unaccountable bureaucrats creating inappropriate learning standards and forcing their agenda on children and schools...

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South Jersey lawmaker says real estate feud with Del. is about securing economic prosperity for Salem County

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer says a centuries-old interstate fight with Delaware over the coastline of Salem County is about securing economic prosperity for future generations. “It’s time to bring this agreement into the 21st century and look at what makes the most sense for the...

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Learning loss scores are a historic wake-up call, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Learning loss is the most pressing issue in education, said Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz. Within the past week, the state Assembly has held a hearing on the topic and the National Assessment of Educational Progress released its results showing New Jersey had a worse decline than the...

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VIDEO: Dems want to scare you out of buying a gun for self-defense

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans take aim at recent gun control legislation introduced by Trenton Democrats in this week’s special Halloween edition of “<Three.” The left’s efforts to deter New Jersey residents from exercising their constitutional rights are creepy, they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky.  WATCH: Laws that would...

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Democrat policies pleasing progressive activists turns the world upside down, says Webber

TRENTON, N.J. – During Thursday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee, a former convict turned activist and poll worker testified that a police officer’s presence at polling places sends the message to voters that it is not a safe space. Assemblyman Jay Webber says Democrat policies that prioritize a small number of...

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