Archive for Tag: Erik Simonsen

Cape May lawmaker’s measure creating Coast Guard license plates sails through committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Cape May’s acclaimed ‘Coasties’ could soon be honored with an official New Jersey license plate. Assemblyman Erik Simonsen’s bill creating a special plate for active and honorably separated U.S Coast Guard members and their families cleared the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee unanimously on Thursday....

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Cape May Assembly members call on Murphy to adequately fund schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools in Cape May County will lose another $5.6 million in state aid under the controversial school funding formula that purports to bring financial equity to New Jersey’s nearly 600 public school districts. Those cuts were announced at the same time last week that Gov. Phil...

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Fully fund schools and cut taxes? Assembly Education Committee GOP members say yes

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly Education Committee echoed the call to raise the bar on state aid for schools that leads to lower property taxes. Assembly GOP Leader John DiMaio on Wednesday unveiled a plan to fully fund schools and then require local governments to lower property...

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Southern shore lawmakers say unprecedented whale deaths warrant suspension of offshore wind projects

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan are intensifying calls to suspend offshore wind projects following an unprecedented number of whale deaths along the coasts of New Jersey and New York. They join a chorus of concerned elected officials and environmental and commercial...

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McClellan and Simonsen call on Murphy to sign bill that addresses teachers’ shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – As the teachers’ shortage continues to worsen in New Jersey, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are instructing Gov. Phil Murphy to skip the field trips to the White House and instead return to his seat, grab a pen, and complete his assignment—sign into a law...

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Cape May lawmakers push for Coast Guard license plate

TRENTON, N.J. – Cape May County lawmakers Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan introduced a bill to create a special license plate honoring members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Cape May, New Jersey is home to the only U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in America, making it the...

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South Jersey lawmakers’ Zoom call with N.J. DEP breaks down plastic bag ban for businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Restaurants, fisheries, and food markets in South Jersey are eager to abide by New Jersey’s not-so-clear-cut law banning single-use plastic carryout bags starting May 4. In an attempt to address common questions and resolve confusion, southern shore region lawmakers, Sen. Michael Testa, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and...

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N.J. students should learn about harmful effects of pot, say Simonsen and McClellan

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey inches closer to legal recreational marijuana sales, Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan are sounding the alarm on the potential danger the new industry presents to young people. They have introduced a bill requiring students in grades 3 through 12 to be educated...

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