Archive for Tag: Beth Sawyer

VIDEO: Proposed GCL line a train wreck for South Jersey communities, Sawyer says

TRENTON, N.J. – The throwback idyllic charm of Gloucester County’s communities is under threat by a proposed urban transportation fixture that is outdated and unwanted by many residents there. Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer examines the environmental and social impacts of the Glassboro-Camden light-rail line in the Assembly Republican Office’s video,...

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Inspira steps in to save South Jersey hospital, Salem County lawmakers applaud

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, champions of Inspira Health’s takeover of Salem Medical Center, say the acquisition announced Friday will greatly benefit residents of Salem County and the hospital’s health care workers. Located in Mannington Township, Salem Medical Center will now be known as...

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Booming warehouse construction warrants more local, county oversight, says South Jersey lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer says she is seeking cooperation from legislative leaders to address her community’s concerns over the continued construction of warehouses in South Jersey. Speaking at an Assembly hearing this week, she urged members from both sides of the aisle to work with her to...

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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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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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