Archive for Tag: Beth Sawyer

Sawyer says NJ’s flagship university’s fall Covid policy flies in face of common sense and CDC

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is calling on Rutgers University officials to revise its fall Covid-19 masking and testing requirements to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that relaxes or eliminates many of those rules. The state’s flagship university will continue to mandate testing...

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GOP bill that would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth now law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will help businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers was signed into law today. Assembly members Brandon Umba, Beth Sawyer and Hal Wirths sponsored the legislation (S525/A280) that will fund pre-apprenticeship programs that match high school students with apprenticeships. “Everyone is aware of the...

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Sawyer bill would protect craft breweries from some onerous state regulations

TRENTON, N.J. – Craft breweries would be freed from some of the burdensome restrictions imposed by unelected state regulators under legislation proposed by Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Sawyer’s bill (A3766) would allow limited brewery license holders to host an unlimited number of on-site events and up to 18 off-premises events each...

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Sawyer bill would require mosquito control commissions in all 21 NJ counties

TRENTON, N.J. – All 21 New Jersey counties should have mosquito control commissions, says Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Sawyer’s bill (A4344), recently introduced to the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, would require county commissioners (formerly freeholders) to establish mosquito control commissions. The bill also sets parameters for funding the commission,...

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Republicans test Dems’ commitment to affordability by calling for bigger, permanent and immediate tax breaks

TRENTON, N.J. – Did Democrats really heed the call for a more affordable New Jersey after the November election? It seems unlikely as Democrats rebuffed Assembly Republican attempts on Wednesday to provide immediate, expansive and permanent tax relief for struggling families in the state’s massive $50.6 billion budget. “I...

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Assembly Republicans oppose Democrats’ massive $50.6 billion state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio: WATCH: GOP...

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Foreclosure spike underscores N.J.’s unaffordability, say Auth and Sawyer

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s second-highest-in-the-nation foreclosure rate for the most recent quarter is alarming but not surprising, say Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Both lawmakers have their finger to the pulse of the housing market as Realtors and say a recent foreclosure report highlights New Jersey’s...

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Lawmakers preview graphic sex education materials meeting new state standards

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey schools prepare to incorporate new health and sexual education curriculum, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer sat down to preview some of the lesson plans that align with the standards approved by the state Board of Education in June 2020. WATCH: NJ’s...

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Sawyer opposes AG on recreational marijuana use for law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is questioning the decision by the state attorney general to allow law enforcement personnel to get high on their personal time. The April 13 memo from acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin to law enforcement chief executives stresses that employees cannot be disciplined for...

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